Meeting to ask for crucial Chichester A27 funding is delayed

A crunch meeting with a government minister to ask for funding for an A27 upgrade at Chichester has been postponed.

MP Gillian Keegan and council leaders were due to meet Minster of State for Transport Jesse Norman on Monday to make the case for the city being allocated funds for an upgrade scheme.

Chichester A27 bypass from the stockbridge bridge looking East bound PPP-140628-083326006

Chichester A27 bypass from the stockbridge bridge looking East bound PPP-140628-083326006

See our original story here: Crunch meeting for Chichester A27 funding due

Gillian Keegan’s office has today confirmed that the meeting has been postponed by the Department of Transport and both councils have been informed.

There is no date as yet for the rescheduled meeting, a spokesperson for the MP said.

It comes after Highways England rejected both options put to it for a new northern route or a southern upgrade to the existing A27.

Read more here: Why Highways England is not funding an A27 upgrade for Chichester

£490k A27 cycle route upgrade underway between Chichester and Arundel