VOTE: Would you like to see the Emperor Way cycle path remain at Fishbourne Roman Palace?

The fate of a popular cycle route will be discussed next week at a public meeting.

The threat of closure is hanging over the Emperor Way cycle path, which runs through the grounds of Fishbourne Roman Palace.

Concerns have been raised about the future of the popular cycle path, which could face closure by palace owners by the end of the year.

“The closure of the cycleway would be a huge amenity loss for the hundreds of people who use the Emperor Way each day, including children and young people walking or cycling to/from Fishbourne Primary School, Bishop Luffa School and Chichester College,” said Geoff Hand, chairman of Fishbourne Parish Council.

The Sussex Archaeological Society, who are trustees of the historic venue, say the path, which is not a public right of way, currently offers a security risk to the site – and could hold back future investments into the grounds needed for it to remain a sustainable heritage attraction.

The public meeting is taking place on Wednesday (July 18) between 7pm-8pm at the palace.

The public will have the opportunity to raise questions about the proposals with Jaane Rowehl and other trustees.

Have your say

Would you like to see the Emperor Way cycle path remain at Fishbourne Roman Palace?

You can cast your vote by clicking on the poll at the top right of this story.

Alternatively, you can comment below or email letters@chiobserver.co.uk.

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