LETTER: Access road off the A27 needed

Extreme noise, danger to schoolchildren and cyclists, and unacceptable levels of pollution are coming to the residents of Chichester, for the next seven years.

Large numbers of heavy goods vehicles will be grinding their way through our streets delivering eight million bricks and huge amounts of construction materials to the Whitehouse Farm development.

Could this be avoided? Yes. By building an access road off the A27 directly to the development. Usually, when a huge and profitable building project is planned – in this case 1,650 houses – the builder does something for the community. It doesn’t seem to be happening here.

The various councils concerned have not insisted on such an access road. Are they looking after the residents who pay their rates and taxes, many since a long time? It doesn’t look like it.

They seem to find it acceptable that noise, danger and pollution must be the norm for the next seven years. (Concerned residents can make their views known by emailing the City Council and the West Sussex County Council.)

Barry Shears

The Hornet

Chichester