A little while ago our Chichester MP, Mrs Gillian Keegan, met with the transport minister to discuss the proposed A27 bypass.
No mention was made at that time of the proposed A303 tunnel to alleviate Stonehenge. Why is this important?
It certainly is, as the £1.6bn payment for this work was planned to be by a PFI contract (private finance).
There is, however, considerable uncertainty that this funding will be coming forward and thus monies would have to be found from the government purse for Highways England.
If this is the case and central government has to find the funds for Stonehenge and cover the £3bn PFI required for the Lower Thames Crossing, then say goodbye to A27 Chichester bypass (as well as other major projects in the south) as there will be no money left, for many years.
Perhaps our MP needs to go back and ask again and get a more constructive answer together with a timescale (I have been told 25 years, I hope they are wrong)!
Dr Anthony A. Preston, Selsey