Centurion Way extension approved

An extension to Centurion Way has been approved.

Monday, 21st October 2019, 4:04 pm
Part of Centurion Way. Picture by Richard Fieldhouse via Google

An application for the extension of the historic path was submitted to South Downs National Park (SDNP) planning authority in November last year.

The plans were approved on October 11.

The latest addition to the route will link West Dean to the South Downs Way near Cocking.

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Mr Scammell said his only query was whether proposed fencing between the railway platforms at Singleton were required and said there was chance the works could affect the setting of the West Dean Conservation Area.

He said: "The works have some potential for very minor impacts to the setting of West Dean Conservation Area, but again, these should be negligible. Even if very low levels of harm were to be perceived by others, the clear public benefits of the scheme would plainly outweigh them."

Find out more about the plans here.

The Midhurst Society echoed Mr Thomas' point when a spokesman said: "Our roads are becoming increasingly dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians.

"A national park should strive to provide safe non-vehicle routes to encourage people to enjoy the landscape in safety whilst not adding to pollution and faced with the nation's growing obesity problem, people should be given every opportunity for more exercise."

West Dean Parish Council also gave its support for the application earlier this year.

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