We are told that only a small minority don’t want a big bypass, but when have we been asked? We are aware that hundreds of people in the area are unhappy about big bypass plans, but, so far have not been given an opportunity to say so or to question authorities.
Highways England consultation starts Tuesday 22 August – HAVE YOUR SAY. If you don’t agree with their proposals, say so! We do not need to be confined to their options if they don’t meet our needs.
Display a ‘A27 – Better Not Bigger’ poster. Show that there are many people who are concerned about big dual carriageway proposals. A27 poster
In addition, you can write to the authorities. You can tell them:
- a big road is a waste of a lot of money, especially when we know it will not solve congestion issues.
- it would be far better value, and more effective, to make smaller scale road improvements to improve flow and to invest in links to public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure.
- more roads are not the future – business, leisure and younger people’s aspirations are changing.
- there has been very little informed debate and some local iews come from false or outdated assumptions.
- you don’t want to lose our views, countryside, wildlife and our favourite walks.
- Tortington Common is ancient woodland, which is irreplaceable.
- they should be supporting investment in better access and public transport for a better future.
Contact details are on the Who’s Who page.
Solutions are outlined on the Mythbusting page.
Tweet and post on facebook using #a27, #betternotbigger, #savearundelcountryside.
Talk to your neighbours.
- You may be surprised at how many people are not happy about big road plans.
Go to ArundelA27Forum.org.uk and comment on the smaller scale A27 proposals improvements there, along with accompanying sustainable transport measures and encourage others to comment too.