Leading councillors at Chichester District Council are to be recommended that two routes are promoted equally to Highways England as part of the community’s aims to find a solution to improve the A27 at Chichester.
At a special meeting held today, the council’s cabinet will decide on whether to recommend that councillors support Approach A. This would promote a mitigated northern route and the full southern route without indicating a preference for either option when asking the Government to include a scheme in its second Roads Investment Strategy (RIS2).
If the recommendation is agreed, then all Chichester District councillors will have the opportunity to debate this important issue at a special full council meeting.
The recommendation, if agreed, does not mean that the scheme would definitely go ahead. Highways England would need to carry out further technical assessment on both concepts, which would be shared in the autumn. It would then publish a draft business plan next April which would contain potential schemes to be included in the second Roads Investment Strategy.