LETTER: We need a long term remedy

We do not yet know what the '˜improvements' to the Chichester bypass will comprise, but it seems likely that long queues of east/west traffic will be replaced by north/south queues.

Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 1:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:38 am

At least those trapped in the latter will have the consolation of knowing that the seclusion of the Goodwood Estate will not have been impaired.

Or perhaps they will consider it a shame that when a bypass for Chichester was first considered, Kingsham was not still a Royal Estate. A northern bypass would then have avoided the subsequent multiple problems (horrendous traffic hold-ups, railway bridges and flooding).

Furthermore, since the prevailing wind is southwesterly, pollution may have been a factor deserving more attention (see MEP Keith Taylor’s letter, 24 March).

The impression I have now is that a solution is being sought to meet current problems; whereas what we need is a much longer term remedy. Otherwise, with normal population growth plus immigration, it won’t be long before further ‘improvements’ will have to be made.

Jack Arnold

South Bank

Chichester