While there is still time

I may be wrong, but I cannot help thinking that a small but vociferous group of local people and land-owners north of Chichester is the main reason for there not being a northern bypass for the city, a route that would solve most of the A27’s problems at a stroke.

Because of their opposition to this route (which could be constructed in a cutting, of the level of Hunters Race, for a large part of the distance) I cannot but feel this land may now be built on and the so-called ‘Lavant gap’ closed.

Surely a major road might have greatly reduced this threat and at least left quite a large amount of open space between the two settlements?

The majority of people in the Chichester area want a northern bypass, so come on Highways Agency – go for it while there is still time!

Michael Brown

Stein Road

Southbourne