More reasons to support the
THE CLIMATE CRISIS
The UK parliament has declared a climate and ecological emergency. Major new roads increase carbon emissions, as do all six of Highways England’s options.
‘Typically, new roads lead to new journeys, filling up the additional space’ (National Infrastructure Commission)
Increased traffic from a 70mph, dual carriageway scheme at Arundel would increase delays at Fontwell, Worthing and Chichester. By contrast, the Arundel Alternative would allow traffic to flow without adding to congestion.
economic and planning constraints
The Arundel Alternative is the most likely solution to be affordable economically, and to be acceptable to the Planning Inspectorate because it is far less damaging.
storrington and downland villages
To try to improve Storrington’s air quality by devastating villages and countryside at Arundel is too great a cost. A bypass at Arundel is unlikely to solve Storrington’s problems.
the ecological crisis
A dual carriageway would sever habitats and push wildlife species towards local extinction. It would also increase flood risk.
protecting carbon stores
We cannot afford to lose carbon stores like woodland and wetlands, by destroying them with new major roads. The Arundel Alternative protects both woodland and wetlands.
protecting the economy
Popular walks, views, wildlife and tourist businesses would be severely damaged by Highways England’s proposed dual carriageway options. These would be protected by Arundel Alternative.
The Arundel Alternative should be part of a low-emission, co-ordinated transport plan, including public transport, walking and cycling, which would benefit everybody.