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Arun’s latest A27 backing

Renewed backing for one of the Arundel A27 bypass options has been given by Arun District Council.


Its leader, Cllr Dr James Walsh, said it was committed to the magenta route put forward by Highways England. He re-affirmed the council’s decision last October in response to the latest consultation by the government agency.


As reported, Highways England started the fresh round of consultations, which ended on March 1, after several errors were found in the technical documents which accompanied the original reports.


Cllr Dr Walsh and Nigel Lynn, Arun’s chief executive, held a conference call with Highways England about the current report.


A report by Mr Lynn given to the council’s cabinet on Monday said: “The leader of the council concluded…that many of the corrections were technical in nature and did not materially impact on the previous decision to support the magenta routes made by the council at its meeting on October 10, 2019.


“It was noted that, whilst the changed area of ‘impacted woodland’ for each option had decreased for three of the options (cyan, biege and crimson), the magenta route remains as the second lowest impact of all the options.”


The cabinet endorsed Cllr Dr Walsh’s action in backing the magenta option.

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