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LETTER: Vision should be whole district

As reported in the Observer of the 22nd December, Chichester District Council leader, Tony Dignum, encouraged his council to vote in favour of the southern option2 A27 bypass route, despite admitting he had a personal reason for doing so.

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LETTER: South resident led down again

Louise Goldsmith is right to request transparency about the anti-democratic behaviour that removed the Northern route from the A27 consultation.

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LETTER: All had chance to comment

If we accept the Best 4 Chichester figures of 29,000 voters affected by the possible modified routes of an improved bypass, and add the number of voters living in the city itself, say 21,000, that’s a total of 50,000 who could be expected to take an interest in the project.

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LETTER: Wool pulled over his eyes

It seems the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, during his recent visit to Chichester, met too many Southdown Sheep and had the wool pulled over his eyes.

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LETTER: Risk project being shelved

I am emailing you as an outraged Chichester voting resident and tax payer.

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LETTER: CDC’s visit to Goodwood

Your correspondent Alan Green, chairman of Southern Gateway Residents Association, asks (Letters, 5th January) a number of questions about the visit by CDC cllrs to Goodwood Estate; in particular he asks who arranged the visit; which councillors attended; what hospitality was extended; and what did Lord March expect and/or get promised in return.

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LETTER: Next best option for the A27

I read your report about the rethink on the A27 this week and I have the following thoughts.

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LETTER: Consultation re-run a mistake

I have read your press release issued on Friday 30th December informing your readers that the Chichester District Council Cabinet will consider a motion at their next meeting on January 10, 2017, asking members to agree to back a new consultation which would contain Options 4 and 5, both new northern bypasses, which were dropped ahead of Highways England’s ten-week consultations between July and September. (see http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/chichester-district-councillors-set- to-back- a27-consultation- re-run- 1-7753003)

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LETTER: Need to take the opportunity

Chichester Deserves Better than nothing, but nothing is what we will get if there is not strong support for improvements to the A27 junctions.

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LETTER: Allow HE to accept results

I understand that, quoting Chichester Deserves Better, “Louise Goldsmith, leader of WSCC, has written to the CEO of Highways England suggesting that the A27 consultation should be re-run and that this should include the northern bypass.”

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LETTER: North route is logical and fair

While not directly affected I feel very strongly that the only sensible, logical and fair route for the new road is the Northern route.

The fact that it runs through large rural swathes of land owned by the Goodwood estate is immaterial.

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LETTER: May lead to better decision

I fully support Louise Goldsmith’s proposal to rerun the A27 consultation, this time to include northern options.

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LETTER: Charities forced into conflict

So this is what it has come to: two wonderful groups of hospital volunteers – the Friends of Chichester Hospital and the WRVS – who each have done so much over the years to support the patients, staff and visitors at our hospital now forced into a situation of conflict by the actions of the Trustees who insist they ‘value our efforts’.

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LETTER: Leader’s email said much more

Earnley Parish Council were entirely justified in complaining about the email Cllr Dignum, the Leader of Chichester District Council, sent to an unidentified person expressing his fulsome support for the Anti-Northern Bypass campaign (Observer, December 22).

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LETTER: County was involved in A27 proposals

The Chichester Observer (December 22) congratulates Louise Goldsmith, leader of WSCC, on her ‘dramatic’ intervention – apparently in a private meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and local political leaders – in the Highways England A27 consultation process: an intervention which could lead to a rerun of the process.

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LETTER: Time to reflect on the positive

Train strikes, A27-new road controversy, strain on hospital resources, let alone all the wider national and global issues, wars and disasters.

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LETTER: We need guards on the trains

We only use the train a few times a year to travel from Barnham to London – returning of a Saturday evening.

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LETTER: Junction design makes it worse

Having read the exchange between the Rt Hons Andrew Tyrie and Chris Grayling, two things seem immediately apparent.

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LETTER: Much needed funds raised

The 10th Annual Christmas Festival Weekend took place at St Anne’s Church, East Wittering, from December 9 to 11.

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LETTER: Get A27 options reconsidered

People who live and/or work in Chichester or visit need to act quickly to avoid serious consequences eg Chichester home owners may well experience a fall in property values

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