Final A27 decision for Chichester due soon

Feedback from the public exhibitions is currently being analysed
Feedback from the public exhibitions is currently being analysed

Feedback from the thousands of people who gave their views on the A27 Chichester scheme is currently being analysed, ahead of a decision on the final option to be taken forward, expected at the end of this year or early 2017.

In total 5,388 people attended the 16 public exhibitions on the five options being considered for upgrading the existing stretch.

Highways England has received more than 4,300 paper and online responses and comments.

Highways England senior project manager Valerie Stephens said: “It’s great that so many people were able to have their say during the consultation and I’d like to thank everyone who responded or who took the time to come along to one of our events.

“It was clear from the thousands of conversations we had with local people that upgrading the A27 is a real priority for Chichester.

“The views people have given us will help us to ensure that the improvements we take forward will deliver the benefits that the city deserves.”

The ten-week consultation ended last month but all the information is still available here

A final decision on the option Highways England will consult further on will be announced in winter 2016/2017.

Once the announcement is made, Highways will start to prepare for the Development Consent Order process.

As part of the ‘pre-application’ stage, a full public consultation on the preferred option will take place which will give people a further opportunity to comment before an application for development consent is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

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