They’re coming for our Trees and Countryside - AGAIN!

 

With your help the complex of ancient woodland at Binsted nr Arundel was saved in 2002. Then in 2010 at Worthing  ancient Titnore lane and the woodland alongside it were saved. See:

www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.8503532,-0.585878,3a,60y,30.37h,79.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sy4dYzok87AKnC0gyzns10g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

and

www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.8315673,-0.4380586,492m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

The problem now is Highways England will shortly be deciding the extent of an upgrade to the A27 at Arundel and Worthing. No plans have been released but we know that the Binsted woodland / Tortington common at Arundel are at risk, as is the trees from Grove lodge roundabout to Lyons farm at Worthing see: www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.8328418,-0.3800593,3a,75y,256.74h,88.78t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAzjHVuCE_N1468yW57jiNA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

and www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.8334118,-0.3743633,3a,75y,54.4h,97t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNZrhYuFoTa8sub0Hj7Xv7g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656  But all is not lost.

 

From 19:00 to 20:30 on October 28th in Worthing’s Pier Pavilion there will be a public meeting to find out just what is being planed. Present to answer your questions will be Highways England. Both of Worthing’s MP’s and possibly others.

Although discussions for these road works have been going on since 2014 its been mainly behind closed doors. All that changed when leaks started on the possible extent of the work, the resulting public pressure and the forming of a residents' campaign group has encouraged Highways England to publish more information and now agree to this public meeting.

 

So there we are folks a very large gathering at this meeting is needed to tell decision makers that people and the environment around us matter. Please make a note to keep Friday evening October 28th free and please share this message.

 

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