Press release

Additional public exhibition at Bognor Regis announced for A27 Chichester bypass

An additional public consultation exhibition for the A27 Chichester bypass project will be held in Bognor Regis on Wednesday 31 August.

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The exhibition will take place from 10am until 7pm at the Arena Sports Centre, Westloats Lane, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5JD.

The additional date was added following feedback from local people at previous consultations.

The consultation is now at its halfway stage and people are encouraged to have their say on the proposals for the A27 Chichester bypass.

Highways England has already held a number of well attended information exhibitions at venues across Chichester and the local area where the public has had the chance to examine the proposals and speak to project team to give their feedback. We are encouraging anyone who has not yet attended an exhibition to do so at the one of the following:

A full list of upcoming events is below:

  • Tuesday 30 August Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane, PO18 0EE, 10am – 8pm

  • Wednesday 31 August Bognor Regis Arena Sports Centre, Westloats Lane, PO21 5JD, 10am – 7pm

  • Friday 02 September Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane, PO18 0AH, 10am – 8pm

  • Monday 05 September The Selsey Centre, Manor Road, PO20 0SE, 10am – 8pm

  • Friday 09 September Bracklesham Barn, Beech Avenue, PO20 8NU, 10am – 7pm

  • Saturday 10 September Bracklesham Barn, Beech Avenue, PO20 8NU, 10am – 2pm

  • Wednesday 14 September Chichester Assembly Rooms, North Street, PO19 1LQ, 10am – 8pm

  • Thursday 15 September Chichester Assembly Rooms, North Street, PO19 1LQ, 10am – 8pm

The consultation sets out the results of the detailed work Highways England and its suppliers have been doing with stakeholders to identify potential options.

It presents the case for each of the five options, considering how effectively each one provides a long term solution to alleviate congestion, both for local drivers and road users travelling longer distances along the A27.

It also gives details of the affordability and value for money of each option.

Chichester has a rich cultural heritage and beautiful surrounding countryside – the shortlisted options will take these fully into account.

All responses will be carefully considered before a final decision on the preferred option is made by the Government later this year. That in turn will be fully consulted on giving people plenty of opportunities to have their say. The aim is for construction to start in 2019 with the road opened by 2020/21.

Proposals and feedback forms are available on the scheme website as well as at public information events.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 25 August 2016