THOUSANDS of new homes are set to be built before the A29 is improved, a Barnham councillor has warned.
Cllr Chris Allington, chairman of Barnham Parish Council, said the proposal to replace the Woodgate level crossing with a flyover would have to wait until the influx of housing had taken place.
But he said the Joint Western Arun Area Committee, where the matter should be discussed, did not have such important items on its agenda.
“We are going to be building a new village and that new village is going to be 70 per cent in Barnham and Eastergate and 30 per cent in Aldingbourne,” he told last week’s meeting of the committee.
“There is going to be the delivery of the realignment of the A29 after they have built 2,000 houses. We can’t have that infrastructure before the houses.
“I don’t see this being discussed in any of these agendas. This meeting needs to become focused.
“There are millions of pounds of infrastructure needed – highways works, capital works. Where are they going to be discussed?”
He was backed by Fontwell’s county councillor, Derek Whittington.