A27: Chichester MP accused of 'sitting on the fence' over Northern bypass

Liberal Democrat councillors have called on the county council, district council and Gillian Keegan MP to ensure A27 improvements are delivered.

Monday, 24th December 2018, 2:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:52 am
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After a massive community initiative to build a better A27 around Chichester, Government quango Highways England has rejected both options put forward by the people, the county council revealed on Thursday (December 20).

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Adrian Moss, leader of the Liberal Democrats group confirmed that he has written to Gillian Keegan MP, the leaders of West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council.

"With considerable commercial and housing development planned in the Chichester area over the coming years, the A27 must be improved. We must also consider how it fits into the bigger picture of transport in the District more generally."

The standing conference would build upon the outstanding work of BABA27 and be made up of concerned residents, residents associations, parish councils, campaigning groups and local councillors to ensure the district has a single strong voice, a spokesman said.

The aim of the standing conference will be to ensure that the Highways Authority, planners, Highways England and the government have a clear understanding of the views of the local residents.