What is the Arundel A27 Forum?

  • The Arundel A27 Forum is a network of organisations and individuals aiming to protect Arundel’s countryside and neighbouring villages, homes and businesses, whilst improving transport and access. The Forum’s preferred A27 route option is a short bypass on the new Single Purple route, rather than further offline dual carriageway options being considered by Highways England (HE).
  • The Forum will evaluate all options that apply to the Arundel section of the A27 and in relation to wider A27 plans at Worthing and Chichester. It will consider all issues including direct and indirect impacts on the wider community and the environment, integration with local transport, air quality, value for money, the economy, congestion, road safety, carbon emissions and all road users.
  • The Forum will ensure that there is adequate media coverage on the issues.  The Forum may make recommendations to Department for Transport and HE. If recommendations are not unanimous, this will be made clear.


You can contact the Forum by email: info@arundela27forum.org.uk


For more detailed information and discussion, including Highways England and Department for Transport reports, go to:




Facebook: arundelbypass
Facebook: arundelscate

Authority contacts

Highways England:  sophie.hartfield@highwaysengland.co.uk (project manager), jim.osullivan@highwaysengland.co.uk (CEO),  peter.phillips@highwaysengland.co.uk (operations)
West Sussex County Council leader: louise.goldsmith@westsussex.gov.uk
Secretary of State for Transport: chris.grayling.mp@parliament.uk
Southdowns National Park Authority: andy.beattie@southdowns.gov.ukMP (Arundel and the South Downs): nick.herbert.mp@parliament.uk

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Further Information

See document – A27 The Missing Link