The public consultation for the A27 improvement project has been delayed. The seven-week consultation was due to begin this month, but Highways England announced that it could be pushed back to the late spring or early summer.

Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council, told the Chichester Observer: “This consultation was originally due to start last autumn but has been dogged by delays – causing considerable uncertainty and concern for our affected communities.
“I am frustrated at this news from Highways England that the consultation has been paused and I feel let down.

“We have been seeking to get clarity about future consultation dates. We intend to continue to do everything to get the answers our residents want on the way forward.
“This is an issue of critical importance to communities in Chichester and across West Sussex. I am urging Highways England to explain the reasons for the delay and to resolve any issues as a matter of urgency.”