Consultation outcome

A27 Chichester bypass improvement scheme

This consultation has concluded

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A27 Chichester Bypass Improvement Scheme: Report on Public Consultation

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Detail of outcome

On 28 February 2017, the Secretary of State wrote to Highways England instructing us to stop work on the A27 Chichester Bypass major improvement scheme.

Message from Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England chief executive:

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to engage with our consultation last summer on improving the A27 through Chichester.

We are obviously disappointed at this decision as the improvement would have brought significant strategic benefits to the region.

But any improvement had to be right for Chichester and there was no overall consensus. We will continue to work with partners to monitor the route’s performance and to carry out any short term measures we can to help road users, the local community and the region.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposals to improve the A27 Chichester bypass in West Sussex.

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Consultation description

The A27 Chichester bypass is a stretch of dual carriageway of just over 3 miles (5.5km) located south of Chichester. It has 5 roundabouts at Fishbourne Road (A259), Stockbridge Road (A286), Whyke Road (B2145), Bognor Road (A259), and Portfield (A258). There is also a traffic signal controlled junction at Oving Road (B2144).

Congestion and extensive queuing occur daily at most of the junctions along the bypass, especially during the seasonal peaks. The traffic volumes and congestion on the bypass also have an impact on air quality and noise in the surrounding areas of Chichester. As a consequence, Chichester District Council has declared air quality management areas at the Stockbridge Road junction, St Pancras and Orchard Street. Some sections of the A27 around Chichester are also identified as noise important areas by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Following a number of iterations, the scheme was included in the 2013 White Paper Investing in Britain’s Future and the 2014 Road Investment Strategy.

You can view the environmental study reports.

Option 1

Option 1a

Option 2

Option 3

Option 3a

Documents

Consultation brochure

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Environmental study report summary

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Local model validation report

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Appraisal summary table

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Economic assessment report

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Traffic forecasting report

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FAQs

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Public exhibition display boards

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Published 14 July 2016
Last updated 1 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Final outcome of the consultation added.
  2. Update Consultation Brochure added
  3. Updated versions of the Economic Assessment Report, Environmental Study Report and Appraisal Summary Table added.
  4. Exhibition boards added
  5. First published.