• Q:

    I'm concerned about traffic in this part of the city.

    A:

    We have employed specialist consultants, Peter Brett Associates, to assess the traffic situation in this part of Chichester. The resulting traffic proposals help reduce the dominance of traffic in the area and limit vehicle access across the Stockbridge Road level crossing to buses and taxis, and improve access for cyclists and pedestrians. Basin Road will also be realigned to create a new junction on Stockbridge Road while pedestrian access around the Southgate Gyratory will be improved by carrying out work to reduce the width and number of lanes. Once Stagecoach and Royal Mail are relocated, this will remove a lot of existing traffic movements out of the area.

  • Q:

    Why are we doing this project when issues over the A27 have not been resolved?

    A:

    Highways England is responsible for any improvements to the A27. West Sussex County Council led some community engagement work to identify a way forward to form the basis of further discussions with Highways England. This involves a range of groups and organisations plus Chichester District Council, Chichester City Council, and Gillian Keegan MP. Both West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council have confirmed to Highways England that their preference is for a northern route with an enhanced on-line southern route solution as a back-up. The masterplan has been concluded on the basis of a 'no A27 scheme' scenario.

  • Q:

    Why have you ruled out building a bridge over the railway line or a tunnel underneath it?

    A:

    The first thing that our consultants did in the masterplan process was to look at the possibility of closing the level crossings and providing access via a bridge or tunnel. Consultants also considered the bridge proposal submitted by 'Freeflow' during the public consultation process.