A27 Arundel Bypass

Closed 16 Oct 2017

Opened 22 Aug 2017


We are consulting on our plans to improve the A27 at Arundel.

Inside this brochure, you can find out about the 3 options to replace the existing single carriageway with a new bypass which will link to the existing dual carriageway. You can also learn more about how we developed our proposals, and the benefits and impact of each option.

Please tell us what you think about these plans by completing the questionnaire below.

You can also join us at one of our public events where you can speak to one of our team:

Date Location Address Time
Tuesday 22 August Arundel Town Hall Maltravers Street, Arundel, BN18 9AP 4pm to 8pm
Thursday 31 August Arundel Town Hall Maltravers Street, Arundel, BN18 9AP 2pm to 8pm
Tuesday 5 September Cathedral Centre London Road, Arundel, BN18 9AY 2pm to 8pm
Saturday 9 September The White Swan 16 Chichester Road, Arundel, BN18 0AD 10am to 2pm
Tuesday 19 September Look & Sea Centre 63-65 Surrey Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5AW 2pm to 8pm
Wednesday 27 September Littlehampton Town Council – Manor House Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5EW 2pm to 8pm
Thursday 5 October Fontwell Park Racecourse – Premier Grandstand Fontwell Avenue, Fontwell, Arundel, BN18 0SX 2pm to 8pm
Saturday 14 October Cathedral Centre London Road, Arundel, BN18 9AY 10am to 5pm


In addition, unstaffed exhibitions (where members of the public can view the exhibition boards and collect copies of the brochure and questionnaire, but with no staff present) will take place as follows:

Date Location Address Time
Monday 2 October to   Friday 6 October
Bognor Regis Town Hall
Clarence Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1LD During usual opening hours
Wednesday 4 October Storrington & Sullington Parish Hall Thakeham Road, Storrington, RH20 3PP 2pm to 8pm
Monday 9 October Walberton Pavilion The Street, Walberton,           BN18 0PQ 2pm to 8pm
Wednesday 11 October Yapton Village Hall Main Road, Yapton, BN18 0ET 2pm to 8pm
Thursday 12 to           Monday 16 October Arun Civic Centre Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF During usual opening hours

Brochures and questionnaires are available from the following pick up points.



Arundel Town Council

Clarenece Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1LD

Arundel Library

Thakeham Road, Storrington, RH20 3PP

Littlehampton Library

The Street, Walberton, BN18 0PQ

Angmering Library

Main Road, Yapton, BN18 0ET

Rustington Library

Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF

East Preston Library

The Street, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 1JJ

Bognor Regis Library

69 London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DE

You can also pick up a copy of the brochure and the questionnaire from West Sussex County Council’s mobile library service (Community Mobile 1 - Routes 3 and 4A) at the following locations and dates shown below:

Wednesdays: 30 August, 13, 17 September and 11 October:

  • Clapham (Church Close), Crossbush (Poor Clares Convent),
  • Lyminster (Thornlea Park), Wick (Shopping Parade), Climping
  • (Climping Park)

Thursdays: 31 August, 14, 28 September and 12 October:

  • Fontwell (Shops), Slindon (Coronation Hall), Havenwood
  • Park, Walberton (Village Hall), Barnham (Orchard Way),
  • Eastergate (Village Hall), Westergate (Ivy Lane), Woodgate
  • (Oak Tree Lane)

For times, see: www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/using-library-services/mobile-libraries

The importance of the A27

The A27 is the only east-west trunk road south of the M25, and provides access to coastal communities between Portsmouth and Pevensey. It serves a population of over 750,000 people, and a large number of businesses in locations such as Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester, Arundel, Worthing, Brighton and Hove and Eastbourne.

West Sussex attracts, on average, 17 million visitor days per year, worth approximately £508 million to the local economy.

The scheme will help reduce congestion, improve journey times and reliability, increase safety and support local economic growth.

It is also vital that we respect the South Downs National Park in any decision, and will seek to design a scheme that it is as sensitive as positive to the area.

The need for the scheme

  • The A27 is already operating at 100%-150% capacity at Arundel (A27 Corridor Feasibility Study 2015)
  • The single carriageway and junctions through Arundel do not cope with existing traffic, which often results in long queues of traffic.
  • Due to congestion, some longer distance traffic uses local roads, which comprises their safety and affects the South Downs National Park and local villages and towns.
  • Population growth and increased economic activity in the region will mean even more traffic using in the future.
  • Without improvement, congestion and delays on the A27 through Arundel will increase.

Option 1



Option 3



Option 5A



Architectural features of options 1, 3 and 5A for the A27 Arundel Bypass



Your views are important

This is your opportunity to discuss and help shape our proposals at an early stage. Your feedback together with ongoing technical analysis will help inform which option is the most suitable to take forward and a preferred route for the scheme.

Please read the consultation brochure and give us your views using the link below. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the questionnaire using the links below.



  • All members of the public


  • Roads