A proposal has been submitted to Highways England to create a new A27 dual carriageway between Lewes and Polegate. The approximate cost in the 'Strategic Outline Business Case' is £530 million. This new dual carriageway would carve a vast swathe through open countryside and cause massive noise and pollution within the South Downs National Park, as well as undermine biodiversity and a fragile floodplain.
The project would likely cost much more than the £530 million forecast and it would increase traffic and pollution in surrounding areas, with a knock-on effect of causing significant tailbacks from the junctions into local towns like Lewes and Polegate.
We the undersigned call on Maria Caulfield MP to oppose the construction of a new A27 dual carriageway between Lewes and Polegate; and call on the Department for Transport to cease the development of the proposal for this new A27 dual carriageway.