More info about the fight against the #Arundal bypass here:
The groups are concerned that Highways England’s preferred option will destroy 6 hectares of ancient woodland, a swathe of the South Downs National Park and the Arun Valley, an area much enjoyed for its tranquillity and wildlife. They say in the letter that building this route would be contrary to national policy and guidance and would set a dangerous precedent, so that none of our finest landscapes or natural habitats would be safe from damaging development. The organisations believe that Highways England’s preferred option should be rejected and that instead a package of measures should be developed to address the issues at Arundel which avoid loss of ancient woodland and harm to the National Park. They have serious concerns about the public consultation held last year – they say that at no time has Highways England seriously attempted to find other ways to address the t...