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A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation Process

Highways England – now rebranded as National Highways – have announced their decision about the route chosen for the bypass. It is the Grey Route (option 5BV1) – the longest and most expensive of all the routes proposed.

The Parish Council did not vote for the Grey Route, preferring the idea of a shorter, less intrusive new road which would cause less disruption to wildlife and the environment in general. However, the new proposed route will undoubtedly be of some benefit to us in Slindon, even though we have a great deal of sympathy with the residents of the three villages which lie south of the A27 and which will suffer considerably as a result of the changes.

The Planning Inspectorate identified Slindon Parish Council as a consultation body which must be consulted before adopting its Scoping Opinion.  The Council’s response was approved at an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 31 March 2021 and has been submitted to meet the April 1 2021 statutory deadline. Arun District Council has also sent its own response to Highways England. The Statutory consultation for the proposed A27 Arundel Bypass began on Tuesday 11 January and ran until Tuesday 8 March 2022.

A Supplementary Consultation to share the revised design and seek feedback on the changes put will run from Wednesday 16 November to Friday 16 December 2022.

Visit the National Highways website for the latest information on the A27 Arundel Improvement Scheme.

Councillors Rees and Fenton represent the Council on the ’National Highways – A27 Arundel Bypass – Elected Representatives’ Forum’ receiving updates and with an opportunity to discuss matters and provide feedback. So do please let us know if you wish anything to be raised on your behalf at future meetings. Minutes of these meetings are published on the National Highways website.

N.B. Highways England is now rebranded as National Highways.