Posts Tagged "transport"

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Shaping the future of England’s strategic roads

The government’s agency for planning and maintaining the trunk road network, Highways England, has been consulting on its plans for future investment. The Campaign for National Parks (CNP), which works closely with all the national park “Friends” groups, has submitted […]

South Downs Society lobbies for better weekend rail services

Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates the Southern Rail franchise amongst others, is consulting on possible changes to its weekend timetable for 2018. The Society responded to GTR’s earlier consultation on weekday services and has now pressed for more frequent weekend […]

The Road to Rural Oblivion: A27 Arundel Bypass

Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham recently visited the Arundel area to explore the environmental issues associated with options for a new Arundel bypass. His piece, The Road to Rural Oblivion, appeared in the paper on Tuesday 14 November. Our Policy Officer […]

Arundel bypass: the South Downs National Park Authority response

The SDNPA today, 19 October, considered its response to the Highways England consultation on three options for a new bypass at Arundel. The Society’s Policy Officer took the opportunity, alongside MP Nick Herbert, Sussex Wildlife Trust and local residents and […]

A27 Arundel bypass

The Society has submitted its formal comments in response to a consultation by Highways England on options for a new bypass on the A27 at Arundel, full text below:   These are the comments of the South Downs Society, the […]

A27 Arundel bypass

Aware that West Sussex County Council will be recommended this week to back controversial option 5A of Highways England’s proposals for a new Arundel bypass, the Society chairman has written to WSCC councillors and the media highlighting concerns about the […]

“Size isn’t Everything” say A27 campaigners

On Thursday 21 September the Society’s Policy Officer chaired a public meeting in Arundel organised by the Arundel A27 Forum, a grouping of organisations and individuals committed to seeking more environmentally sustainable solutions to traffic issues in and around the […]

South Downs Society gives mixed reaction to A27 schemes

Today, 31 July, the Society issued the following press release highlighting our submitted response to Highways England’s latest proposals for the A27 at Worthing, Lancing and Sompting National Park Society’s mixed reaction to A27 schemes The South Downs Society’s planning […]