In response to this news, Cllr Dr James Walsh, Leader of Arun District Council said:
“This has been a long time coming, some 35 years since the Poling-Crossbush section. It will bring much needed relief to many local communities, both from traffic congestion and pollution, and therefore widely welcomed across the whole of Arun District. The route protects the South Downs National Park, and the cutting/ acoustic fencing at Walberton will protect local residents and avoids all ancient woodland and other trees at Binsted. We are aware that this will have an impact on residents in the immediate locality and we will work with all agencies involved to ensure support for those affected”.
“It is a crucial part of the A27 major National and regional south coast route, of crucial importance to business, tourists, and residents”.