Issue details

A29 Realignment Scheme - submission of planning application

The A29 Realignment Scheme will deliver a new 4.34 km road to the east of Eastergate, Westergate and Woodgate villages.  The scheme will be delivered in at least two phases.  The full scheme (phases 1 and 2) has an estimated cost of £54.24m and will provide part of the highway infrastructure needed to support the planned strategic development of the area by providing access to land for residential and commercial development.  The scheme will also alleviate traffic congestion along the existing A29, notably at the Woodgate level crossing which causes delays on to a key access route into Bognor Regis.

 

The Transport Business Case submitted to the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was approved by their Investment Board on 17 October 2019.

 

Subsequently, £9.90 million of Local Growth Funding was awarded for the delivery of Phase 1 (between A29 Fontwell Ave and B2233 Barnham Road) subject to entering into a funding agreement.  The LEP has also agreed that further funds totalling £2.40 million will be earmarked for the delivery of Phase 2 should additional Government funding become available to the LEP. 

 

In March 2019, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure approved the route, business case, consultation and delegated the finalisation of the funding agreement, the procurement process and award of a design and build contractor for Phase 1 of the scheme to the Director of Highways and Transport.

 

In December 2019, the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning entered into a funding agreement with the LEP for Phase 1 of the scheme and awarded the design and build contract for phase 1 of the scheme to Jackson Civil Engineering Group Ltd

 

The Director of Highways, Transport and Planning will be asked to submit a planning application for Phase 1 of the scheme.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Bersted; Fontwell;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/02/2020

Decision due: July 2020 by Director of Highways, Transport and Planning

Lead member: Matt Davey, Director of Highways, Transport and Planning matt.davey@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Elaine Martin, Project Manager Email: elaine.martin@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 24105.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

 

Consultees

Consultation took place between 26 February – 26 April 2019 and further consultation will be undertaken as part of the planning application process.

 

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Prosperous Place

Background papers

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