No plans for toll on A27 at Chichester

A TRANSPORT chief has said there are no plans to start charging motorists a toll for using the A27.

Parliamentary under-secretary of state for roads and motoring Michael Penning was responding to a written question submitted by MP for Mid Sussex, Nicholas Soames.

He asked Mr Penning what consideration had been given to improving and tolling the A/M27.

Mr Penning said he recognised the importance of the A27 Chichester bypass scheme – one of 14 Highways Agency identified for work post 2015 subject to ‘statutory processes, value for money and affordability’, but said there were no current plans to develop other major improvement schemes for the A27 or M27 at this time.

He said: “We are happy to look at schemes which would fund new capacity and improve the UK’s road infrastructure through tolling, and would be willing to discuss any local proposals. However we currently have no plans to toll the A27 or M27.”