Issue details

A284 Lyminster Bypass - Land Acquisition

The Lyminster bypass has been safeguarded through the Arun District Local Plan (2003) and it continues to be safeguarded in the recently adopted Arun District Local Plan. The proposed bypass will provide an important north–south link between Littlehampton and the A27 Crossbush.  It will help to deliver 700 new jobs and 1,260 new houses as part of the North Littlehampton development area, as well as realising safety benefits through Lyminster Village and improving journey time reliability.


The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure authorised the submission of a planning application in July 2018 (HT12 18/19) and planning permission for the scheme was approved at West Sussex County Council’s Planning Committee on 26 March 2019 subject to call-in by the Secretary of State.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Arundel & Courtwick;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/04/2019

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

Lead member: Councillor Roger Elkins

Contact: Sara McKnight, Project Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 24197.

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 has been on-going with the North Littlehampton Members Steering Group, Arun District Council, Highways England, the Environment Agency, the developers of the land north of Littlehampton internal services and other stakeholder groups.


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place


Background papers

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