why we can’t support highways England’s options for the A27 Arundel Bypass

Highways England’s options

All six proposed options are for 70mph dual carriageways which would increase traffic and carbon emissions and severely damage the environment. Ancient Woodland, villages and communities, Arundel’s watermeadows, rare chalk streams, historic parkland, endangered species, diverse wildlife, local business, carbon stores, beauty and tranquillity are all at risk.

 

 CYAN (OPTION 1 V5)

Damages Arundel, Ancient Woodland, the South Downs National Park, and causes severance as high speed dual carriageway.

Cost range: £200 - £295m

CRIMSON (OPTION 3 V1)

Damages Tortington village, a large amount of Ancient Woodland, and the South Downs National Park.

Cost range: £255 - £380m

AMBER (OPTION 4/5A V2)

Damages Tortington and Binsted villages, Ancient Woodland, broadleaved woodland, historic parkland, and the South Downs National Park.

Cost range: £290 - £420m

 

BEIGE (OPTION 1 V9)

Damages Arundel, Ancient Woodland, the South Downs National Park, and causes severance as high speed dual carriageway.

Cost range: £195 - £290m

MAGENTA (OPTION 4/5A V1)

Damages Tortington and Binsted villages, Ancient Woodland, broadleaved woodland, mediaeval tile kilns, and the South Downs National Park. Ruins nine listed houses by passing right next to them, demolishes one house, passes very near three more houses, splits 9 houses from the other 27. 3-4 businesses directly threatened, more affected. Passes very near Binsted Church.

Cost range: £280 - £405m

GREY (OPTION 5B V1)

Damages Tortington, Binsted and Walberton villages, South Downs National Park setting and access, and Binsted Rife valley (rare chalk stream habitat). Passes very near Binsted Church.

Cost range: £320 - £455m

 
Approaching Binsted Rife Valley, Walberton

Approaching Binsted Rife Valley, Walberton

Madonna Pond, Binsted

Madonna Pond, Binsted

View to Binsted Church

View to Binsted Church

The River Arun at Tortington

The River Arun at Tortington

View to Binsted Park

View to Binsted Park