Issue details

A29 Realignment Scheme

The proposed A29 Realignment Scheme will deliver a ~4km bypass to the east of Eastergate, Westergate and Woodgate villages.  The new road alignment will provide the highway infrastructure needed to mitigate the impacts of planned strategic development of 30ha of employment land and 3,720 new homes in the area.  Along with alleviating problems of traffic congestion along the existing A29, notably at the Woodgate level crossing which causes delays on a key access route to Bognor Regis.


To date, West Sussex County Council has commissioned the consultants WSP to carry out a Route Option Review of the A29 Realignment Scheme, develop the preliminary design and Full Business Case (FBC).  The previously submitted Strategic Outline Business Case to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) allocated in principle £13m of Local Growth fund to the scheme, subject to submission and approval of a FBC.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/10/2018

Decision due: February 2019 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Lead member: Councillor Roger Elkins

Contact: Elaine Martin, Project Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 24105.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Consultation with internal departments and external stakeholders. Full public consultation in spring 2019

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place


Background papers

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