This view is likely to be severely impacted upon by any off-line bypass, which would need to be on stilts (a viaduct) across the Arun Valley for flooding and biodiversity reasons. However, a viaduct would be more expensive than an embankment which is what they are proposing and their schemes are already over budget.
Avoiding the harm
Arundel SCATE and ABNC and other concerned locals have come up with a much cheaper and far less damaging solution to the traffic issues around Arundel. Rather than a highly damaging 70mph dual carriageway that Highways England is proposing (in all six of its options, although one does have a short stretch of 50mph) they have come up with the Arundel Alternative.
For more information see: www.ArundelAlternative.org
Letter to Highways England challenging their dismissal of the Arundel Alternative
SCATE wrote to Highways England on 23 September, 2019 challenging the reasons for their dismissal of the Arundel Alternative.
Sign the 38 degrees petition against an offline (and highly damaging) Arundel bypass
The petition has been set up by a concerned resident – you can sign it here
South Downs National Park Authority Viewpoint
Trevor Beattie, chief executive of the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) recently wrote to Nick Herbert, MP for Arundel and South Downs, outlining the SDNPA’s position on new transport infrastructure.