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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

August Sussex Local article









Interesting times at Arun District Council, we the 
Conservative opposition are setting the pace and 
challenging a number of bewildering decisions as 
well as holding the LibDem Cabinet’s feet to the fire.

I have met with the Green Councillors and am working 
closely on some shared objectives, cross party working 
is something new , but although we don’t agree on some 
fairly important things, we do agree on a lot and I’m 
pleased to work with them.

At a recent Overview Committee we were vigorous in 
asking questions and putting down recommendations. 
I managed to get the Recycling target increased from 
40% to 50% (This was passed unanimously) and the 
building target for Councils own  stock increased from
 25 homes per annum to 35 homes per annum. 
(This would have been unanimous Independents and 
Greens supported it but 3 Lib Dem councillors voted 
against this).

Lib Dem’s in the past have been notorious for not turning 
up to meetings, it has been discovered that some Cabinet 
members had not met with their officers a good month 
after taking up position, bearing in mind they are being 
paid a Special responsibility allowance to be Cabinet 
members and should be doing the job properly.

We have also heard some worrying things that may happen, 
there is the desire by the Lib Dem Cabinet to re-open the 
Local plan, this could cost between £1M-£2M and suck up 
valuable  officer time for the next 3-4years.

There was also a large scale consultation about to take 
place in Bognor Regis regarding The Sunken Gardens
redevelopment,  The LibDems want to cancel the 
consultation at a potential cost of £320k, my groups 
attitude is that the consultation should go ahead as there 
is nothing wrong with asking people want they want.

With the Cabinet system you should have collective 
responsibility where as the Cabinet speak with one voice, 
but the Lib Dem’s deputy leader Francis Oppler has voted 
against the leader in a  recent meeting giving the impression 
of a Cabinet in chaos. Francis Oppler has desires to be leader 
and appears to be undermining the Leader James Walsh 
for personal ambition.

The first real Full Council is on the 17th of July, I write this 
column around the 7th of the month, so I  will report the 
outcome of that meeting in next months article.

Until next month,  Paul Dendle is one of the Arundel & 
Walberton Ward members and is the spokesperson for the 
Conservative group on the economy. His email is 
cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk

Thursday, 18 July 2019

landmark motion to ensure Aruns Housing is made Green

Wednesday the 17th Full Council, Arun Conservatives put forward a landmark motion regarding green measures for Housing

Arun Conservative Group: Conservatives landmark motion to ensure Aruns Hous...: The Conservative group put a motion to Full  Council last night which was ground breaking,  we agreed to an amendment to that mot...

Monday, 24 June 2019

Green future for Arun?

Green blue.




















Arun met for the first full council on the 16th
of May,the coalition is now formed, made up
of 22 Lib Dem’s 7 independent and two
Green Councillors. The Conservatives with 21
Councillors  are in opposition and have formed
a group of spokespeople to speak on different
portfolios. I am the spokesperson for the
economy which would include issues like the
Arundel bypass, the Arundel Chord (a rail link
for the Arun valley line to connect for traffic to
the east), economic and business development.

As you know I've always been interested in
protecting the environment I'm a green
Conservative, advocating environmental issues
from a centre right perspective(Green Blue).
I believe there's now opportunity to push
forward policies that help the environment
unlocking changes for the next 20 or 30 years.

There is talk by Arun’s Cabinet of declaring a
Climate Emergency.

My attitude is talk is cheap,rather than pointless
gesture politics by declaring a climate
emergency

we need practical policies to make our district
greener.

I would advocate that now we have the local
plan we give supplementary guidance to
builders for environmental improvements on
new houses, we should be building houses
with PV solar panels, improved insulation,
community ground source heat pumps and
places forrecycling bins to be stored within
the design.

I’m putting my money where my mouth is and
I have a motion going to full Council on the
17th of July asking the Council to implement
all the above. I fully expect the LibDems to
support the motion, but this will put them to
the test.

I am also advocating for Coastal lagoons to
store tidal water and  generate electricity
at key points in the day at 6pm where you
get a bigger bang for your buck.

We need more cycle paths especially the one
along Ford road and a new car park at Ford
station to utilise an underused asset to reduce
commuting by car.

But as a committed environmentalist I also
support an offline bypass to ensure cars can
drive at the most environmentally beneficial
speed and taking traffic away from our towns
and villages.

As I’m writing this I’m about to attend a
briefing by Highways England regarding the
different routes, the key issue with the Arundel
bypass willbe making sure there's a junction to
the south at Ford road  to alleviate any need
for traffic to go up and down Yapton lane,
also ensuring its far enough away from Walberton.

The Binsted demonstrators have ensured that
Option 3(Pink Blue)  can not now be built as
the Secretary of State can not choose that
route if there is an another route which
sacrifices less ancient woodland.

Until next month
Paul Dendle is one of the Arundel and Walberton
District Councillor on Arun District,
his email: cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk
and website is pauldendle.org

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Friday, 17 May 2019

Sunday, 5 May 2019

The People of Arun have spoken

Arun Local Elections.
The election results are in and the people have spoken.  Politics at Arun are changing and, as your Councillor, I want to do my best for you, but firstly I have to say thank you for all those who have voted for me. I hope I can repay your trust with hard work and dedication.

I was elected with my colleague, Grant Roberts. Unfortunately my colleague, Robert Wheal, was pipped at the post by the Green Candidate by 32 votes. Robert worked particularly hard on the campaign, so my heartfelt thanks to him.

My thanks also goes out to all those in the team who worked hard on the election, in particular to our agent, Gary Markwell and Chairman Geoff Thorpe.

I have always put my heart and soul into being a Councillor, but I have to admit that I didn’t really work very hard at this election due to Theresa May and her handling of politics at a national level.

I really want to see the Prime Minister move on and allow a different leader to be installed.

Analysis on a District level is broken down as follows: Arun's Conservative group was reduced from 42 Councillors to 21, losing overall control and because the Lib Dems were the largest group at 22 members, it allows them first crack to form an administration.  There were 8 Independents, 2 Greens and 1 Labour candidate making a total of 54 Councillors.

The electorate have given the Conservatives in Arun and nationally a kick up the backside, This proves democracy works, however, without taking away the achievement of the Lib Dems there were a lot of wild promises made locally, particularly in Bognor Regis.

They now have an opportunity to form an administration at Arun. Whether they step up to the task is still yet to be known. A test of their competence will be if they can form an administration that works, but we know that Lib Dems tend to tax more and spend more, so as tax payers we have to worry about what they do with our money.

Also, they have been very poor at turning up to meetings and scrutinising the Council's business. It is easy to grandstand at Full Council meetings when the press are there, but not so easy to turn up on a rainy night and do the hard work.  Will their attendance record improve? Again the jury’s out on that.

Arun’s Conservatives have managed the finances very well with good balances and working within budgets. Will the Lib Dems do this? Or will they spend monies recklessly and damage the current good financial position?

One thing you can be assured of is we, the Conservative group, will scrutinise them and ensure democracy works to the benefit of the taxpayer.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Vote for my petition to solve the Brexit crisis

I have decided to promote a petition to get round the shocking lack of political leadership by Westminster

My petition would allow us to leave tomorrow, The DUP would support it and even some of the hardline Brexiteers could, as well as many Labour MP's in leave constituency's


“Join EFTA (Norway) now for max of 2yrs whilst we negotiate FreeTradeDeal with EU”

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/257337/sponsors/new?token=UiqAZ5tUJcuUIvYTUyJ


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Candidate for Arundel & Walberton Ward

Blue Flag Beach at Littlehampton.
I am standing again for the Arundel & Walberton ward as your Councillor, I have been a Conservative Councillor since 2003 and worked hard for the residents of the Arundel and Walberton ward.

Because of Brexit and Theresa May,  I know a lot of voters have little time for the Conservative party,  and there is a movement to punish all Conservative Candidates for the PM's actions. This I fully understand, I do not support Theresa May and have been very critical of her as Conservative leader.

My record stands on its own merit, but I would say vote for the Candidate and not necessarily for the party.  

My personal manifesto is as follows

1)  Support and lobby for an offline Arundel bypass with a junction for Ford Road to help with the Yapton Lane Junction

2)  Keep the weekly refuse collections and boost Recycling

3)  Control Over development and support affordable Housing for our young people

4)  Support Sustainable Public transport, create a new free car park at Ford Railway Station

5)  Create a new cycle/footpath along Ford Road for Ford our children who walk and cycle to the station

You have a vote, if you think I have done a good job then please vote for me, if you don't then vote for one of the other Candidates, but most importantly vote!

Friday, 3 August 2018

South Downs National Park Authority Judicial review



Margaret Paren SDNPA Chairman.
I was not surprised at the recent news that the SDNPA has decided 
to use public money to start a Judicial review to challenge the decision 
made by Highways England to recommend route 5a .

The meeting was held in secret, the anti road campaigners got 
advance notice of that meeting and also got advice of what happened 
at the meeting and knowing the decision before any of the general public, 
eg collusion between the Authority and anti bypass supporters.
 (I have proof on all this)

The reason I wasn’t surprised is because the Chairman Margaret Paren, OBE. 
After taking early retirement became involved in the Campaign for the 
Protection of Rural England (CPRE).  CPRE were paramount in ensuring 
that the SDNPA park border was moved to south of the A27 rather than 
using that as a natural border of the park.

One Arundel has recently carried out a Freedom of information request 
and a huge number of documents have been supplied showing and proving 
collusion between the Park Authority and SCATE and key 
environmental campaigners,

All these documents have now been passed to the Highways Englands 
lawyers to enable them to robustly challenge the Judicial review.

SDNPA had many private meetings with Highways England and were 
kept abreast of the entire consultation process and had plenty of time and 
opportunity to input to that process, so to then turn around and challenge 
the decision that was so widely supported by the local community is 
disrespectful to local feelings.

Margaret Paren has been in position for over 8 years, she is not elected 
but was appointed by the Brown Government back in early 2010.

All local councils (Who have a democratic mandate) at all levels County 
(WSCC), District (Arun & Horsham), Town and Parish have all supported 
route 5a apart from Walberton who were against and Lyminster who were 
undecided.

So when there is proof that the  Authority has been partisan and has
 been meddling and undermining the will of the local population, 
I think the person at the head of that Authority should take responsibility, 
so Margaret Paren should consider her position.

I believe the SDNPA does not serve the needs of the local population, 
Storringtons air Qaulity is truly awful and has caused by HGV’s rat running
 through the Downs to avoid the Arundel Bottleneck.  It is in the 30 most 
polluted cities (Storrington is not a city but joins many cities in that 
enviable position) 
So you wonder why SDNPA is expending so much energy and public funding
 fighting the HE decision when they should be worrying about the Air Quality
 in Storrington.

Until next month


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Dog Fouling




I know a lot of residents are dog owners and passionate about their dogs, It has been written that there is no greater bond between a dog and it’s owner, but there are a number of irresponsible dog owners and this is evidenced by the number of dog fouling incidents in Arundel and surrounding villages, making life hell for some in our communities. In a recent Arun press release  it was stated that “Arun has some prolific dog fouling problems in some places in the district”


A number of years ago East Hampshire District Council created a robust scheme where they would target Dog Fouling with extra officers using fines received to fund the extra activity, they were so successful that they started to run out of Dog Fowler’s as the irresponsible dog owners started to change their behaviour.

Arun last year made a unique agreement with East Hampshire District Council where as HDC enforcement officers would work for Arun
Aruns Cabinet recently approved the Environment & Leisure Working Group recommendations to use these contracted Environmental Enforcement Officers to enforce dog controls in the district in addition to the existing enforcement of littering and dog fouling offences. The fine levels have also been adjusted for the first time in many years (£100 for dog offences, £80 for littering offences – both reduced if paid within 14 days).
There are additional controls for Dog exclusion areas and Dogs on a lead areas (Like Jubilee Gardens in Arundel)


Of course there is a fine balance in creating a regime that punishes the guilty (Effectively) and gives the freedoms that we all enjoy, part of that is policy forming and the other half is the application of the enforcement, always a tricky issue and very subjective.  We have similar issues in parking enforcement, ideally you want it to be effective but not in your face.


The additional controls that are being enforced by issue of FPN (Fixed Payment notices) are dog exclusions and dogs on leads.

You can access information on Dog Fouling on  Aruns website: www.arun.gov.uk/dog-control, also there will be information sent out by Social Media  and there are In addition new leaflets which can be accessed from Arun Civic Centre in Littlehampton.. Also any queries may be sent to dog.wardens@arun.gov.uk


Until Next Month

Paul Dendle is one of your councillors for the Arundel & Walberton Ward and can be reached on Cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk. Website www.pauldendle.org

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Abolish the South Downs National Park Authority

I have always had a problem with the SDNPA, a body set up by the urban elite, stuffed full of Labour Luvies and with no democratic legitimacy.  Yes when was the last time you voted for a representative on the SDNPA?

We now have a situation where the SDNPA have decided to use public money to challenge Highway England’s decision to recommend Route 5a to the Planning Inspectorate, despite 71% of consultee's choosing to go for an off line option and 48% choosing option 5a.

All local District Councils, Town Councils and Parish Councils and the County Council  (except for Walberton Parish who voted against 5a and Lyminster who didn't give a view)  voted for 5a.  so a clear view from democraticly elected representatives.

This decision by SDNPA in a closed meeting (Don't like democracy or transparency do they?) brings into to question their moral authority and the very existence of this elitist authority.

Do we need them, my view is no, we already have too much government, so lets campaign for them to be abolished and save us the tax payer many millions of our money

Thursday, 5 April 2018

What's happened to LTRAS (Lower Tidal River Arun Management Scheme)?

If you remember over 5 years ago I lobbied the town council to introduce a flood precept, where as
every year money is raised via the town percept to pay for planned maintenance scheme to protect the town from flooding,

LTRAS project as a whole was estimated to be an eye watering £70M pounds, but the Environment agency did identify a more affordable phase one which would give us 20 years peace of mind and help to maintain the status quo.

The cost of phase one was about £700,000  of work whereas West Sussex County Council would contribute 200,000, Arun District £92,000  the Town Council £64,000  and the environment agency the balance.

The Town Council to their credit has been raising money and has £64,000 in the fund ready for the forthcoming work,  But the environment agency has gone very quiet on the scheme.

There has been delays in doing the LTRAS  Phase 1 work , the delays have been down to two reasons The EA doing a review of the West Bank and  a review of the whole LTRAS project (£70M) to see what savings could be made to bring the cost down in this age of austerity.

But in the meantime the Environment Agency has not been idle and has found £500,000 for maintenance of the low spots, eg the most vulnerable spots, this covers from  just north of Warningcamp to just south of Arundel.   But one of the spots that is not covered is around the Windmill.

So as one of your local Councillors it’s my job to lobby the Environment Agency to come up with some money to ensure that the Windmill area is included.  I have every respect for the officers involved but we just need to ensure that all of  Arundel is secure against flooding in the near to medium term.

The above has nothing to do with the river wall collapse which is affecting the cottages along River Road, the LTRAS scheme is for publicly owned areas only, eg the earth river banks.   Private home owners have Riparian repair responsibilities to maintain the river wall, eg if you own a property along the river you have to repair it, The Nineveh Shipyard residents association are doing that very thing at a cost of approximately £8000 per residence.  The Old Slipway residents have joined in and are paying £22,000 per residence.   So living by the river has its cost.

Until Next Month

Paul Dendle is Arundel & walberton Ward Member on Arun District Council  web address is www.pauldendle.org


Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Where does your recycling go?

Chinese storage of unwanted plastic bottles.

With all the discussion in the media and the stories of Plastic piling up in China, I thought I would address what happens to your recycling in the Arun district,

What makes me angry when you have these stories of recycling being shipped off to the third world, it damages recycling rates and undermines the recycling message.  

Aruns recycling rate has slipped from 41.5% to 40.5% as a direct result of these negative stories,  It’s hard enough to get people engaged in recycling, many school children learn from an early age regarding recycling and they encourage parents to follow the lead given by teachers and schools.

West Sussex as the waste authority takes the waste that the Districts collect, the recycling goes to the Ford Materials Recycling Facility where it is separated in to the various items, Ford is renowned for the level of quality of its items, eg the low level of contamination and on an annual basis Arun will receive as much as a Million pounds for its share of the recycling that is sold on to UK & EU manufacturers.

But it does not stop there, as well as Ford there is the mechanical recovery unit (MRU) which extracts items from the non recyclable bin, all the food waste goes to an anaerobic digester and powers the MRU as well as exporting power to the National grid, all plastic that couldn’t be recycled is converted into plastic pellets for Energy from waste units (Incinerators) and again electricity is exported to the National grid, Metals are extracted by huge magnets and recycled . The driver for all this positive activity is the landfill tax, so councils have a real incentive to find alternatives and the economies of the MRU are underpinned by the Landfill tax.

The EU was to impose penalties for any Council that didn’t achieve 50% recycling  by 2020, of course Brexit has intervened , but the UK government may continue with the 50% target, so this is still a real possibility and it sensible to ensure that waste does not go to landfill.

One big problem is careless and thoughtless contamination, it only takes one dirty nappy to be deposited into recycling for a whole waste lorry load to be rejected and go directly to non recyclable waste, so challenging this type of behaviour is all in our interests.


Until next month

Paul Dendle is Arundel & Walberton ward member on Arundel District Council. His website is pauldendle.org and email is cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Housing Conundrum


Government backed shared ownership affordable housing?.
With most political debate being dominated by Brexit, the big issue for 2018 for the District is finally putting to bed the Local Plan and making the difficult decisions on what is needed for Housing provision  for the Future.

The National Economic imperative has been to try build up to 300,000 houses a year, but this doesn’t square with local opinion and residents who have expressed anger at housing numbers being forced on local communities.

But when you take the time to break down the arguments, you get to two opposing views, Yes local residents want affordable housing provided for the younger generation to get on the housing ladder or rent at a reasonable rate, but residents don’t want the type of estates with large four Bedroom executive houses for incomers being sucked in from higher priced areas causing local housing inflation.

I believe Arun will end up with 1200 houses per annum,  I believe the leadership of Arun will pay dearly for losing control of the Local Plan process and I believe these houses will be the wrong type of housing.

Arun needs somehow even at this late stage  to somehow intervene in the market to change this.
The reason many younger voters, and even voters up to the age of 40 are deserting the Conservative Party is because there isn’t the buy-in to the Housing market and the abilityto get on the housing ladder.

My solution is a massive expansion of shared ownership where young people can partly buy and partly rent new properties,   Also we need to build new towns built around railway lines and designed for the driverless car future that is fast approaching where people will not own cars anymore (Even in Rural areas) and will hail a Uber driverless car to take them to town or to the station.

Many older residents are forced to move closer to towns because they can no longer drive, this will be part of the brave new world fast approaching with Artificial intelligence going to change many aspects of our economic future, a thought for 2018 and beyond.

To next month




Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Policing

Paul with one of the PCSO's that have abolished.
Sussex Police Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne Visited Arundel Town Council recently, residents were able to quiz her on recent rise in petty crime in the town, I asked her 4 questions regarding the possibility of a Community warden for the town and Sussex police partially funding it, despite being in control of the budget for Sussex Police she wouldn’t accept that partially funding a community warden was something she should do.

I am a Conservative Councillor, but I think when it comes to the locality,  party loyalties should be put aside for local interests and I have criticised Conservatives if I feel they have not done the right thing. by the same token I will also defend if I feel any attack is unwarranted.

I always find Katy Bourne bit like Tigger, she bounces in and then bounces out, but there is no real substance in what she says and in Sussex our policing is in a mess.

Katy’s campaign in 2012 was for a bobby in every village, well I would like a booby in every town at least and the scrapping of  Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) was a retrograde step in my opinion.

When our MP Rt Hon Nick Herbert  was Police Minister he pioneered the concept of PCC’s expecting and hoping that people with real business experience could help change policing and drive innovation.  I wanted to be Sussex Police  & Crime Commissioner and got down to the last 6 in the race to be the Conservative candidate.

I was hoping to introduce Systems thinking that we have used successfully at Arun District Council and that Toyota pioneered to make them more efficient and empower the workforce.  Toyota executives would every week visit a plant, walk the floor, talk to the staff and get ideas for improving production.  They would then have a working lunch and decide on an action plan to feed these ideas into improving productivity.

Cheshire Constabulary have done a similar thing and prior to standing as a candidate I met with the consultants who advised Cheshire Constabulary.  

Sussex Police is very bureaucratic, the Police on the front line are frustrated with the top down Control and Command structure, they would love to be empowered and make decisions on the ground without all the bureaucracy.

Body Cameras, hand held pilot computers would streamline charging suspects and issuing fixed payment fines with video evidence and photos attached to any subsequent charge.

This is the type of innovation we need to cut back office costs and allow more resources on the front line, we need substance and vision not Tigger!  Until next time

Paul Dendle is Arundel & Walberton s Ward member on Arun District Council. Email is cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Bypass Debate


There are always winners and losers in any debate, unfortunately the switch of a number of people and councils to support Route 5a over the Pink Blue (Option 3) or Option 1 has consequences to some communities .

Arun District Council’s Cabinet supported Route 5a, West Sussex County Councils Scrutiny meeting did the same, most Parish councils north of the Downs have supported 5a.

When I write this column, we are still awaiting for Littlehampton Town Councils decision and also Arundel towns Council,  

I have supported the Pink Blue route since I was elected in 2003, I have campaigned for it,  but during the debate it became evident that there was an obstacle to choosing that route because of several factors. 

Green lobbyists Successfully pushed for the South Downs National Park to be pushed south of the existing A27, also they lobbyied successfully to have Tortington Common (Re-Planted Conifers) to be designated as Ancient Woodland.

SDNPA have objected to all three options,  Option 1 would have destroyed 5.5 hectares of Ancient woodland, Option 3 - 26 hectares and Option 5a - 6 hectares.  But Highways England have committed to replace Ancient woodland at a ratio of 30 to 1, so if 5a is adopted then there would be the need to replant new indigenous forest of 182 hectares (bigger than the whole of Arundel put together).

This was all explained in a briefing by Highways England, but the real crux comes in the fast track infrastructure planning instrument that is being used for the bypass so it can start building in 2020.

The Secretary of State has a legal and binding duty not to go ahead with a route that cuts through Ancient woodland if there is an alternative that is less damaging, eg because Tortington Common is now Ancient woodland the SoS can’t push that through and has to opt for option 5a.

So the Green campaigners who successfully campaigned for Tortington Common to be redesignated to Ancient Woodland (Some of them from Binsted) will reap the results of that decision by having a bypass built close to the village.

Politically it would have been better for me to sit on the fence between Option 3 and Option 5a as many are doing, But I think it’s better to come out and say what I mean so I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that if we are to have an offline bypass then it will have to be 5a for the reasons stated, one caveat is I think we need a junction at Ford road to alleviate Yapton Lane traffic, 

I know I will lose votes for that decision at the next election, but I have always tried to give an honest view.

Until next month, Paul dendle is Ward member for Arundel and Walberton, email is cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Options

Vast majority prefer a offline by-pass.
The options have been announced and I have been talking to a number of residents in the course of my duties


Option One an online solution a dual carriageway through the middle of Arundel has only one good thing going for it and that is cost, on every other measure it’s a disaster for Arundel


The negatives are that it splits the town, it will cause a huge amount of disruption in it’s construction, it will bring traffic close to homes, it will have roads entering directly onto a dual carriageway and we have a huge foot bridge over Ford Roundabout.


But what is WSCC up to, buried in all the consultation documents was the following  on page 13, para 1.3.3, it says that Option 1 “incorporates the route suggested by WSCC”


This is the same WSCC who have always supported the Pink Blue route, but suddenly and clandestinely changed their policy without public debate, the same WSCC who said.  ”We at WSCC are taking a neutral position on the options pending more details becoming available”


So not quite so neutral as they postured and again WSCC  have meddled in the A27 Bypass, firstly at Chichester and now in Arundel,  Its not for WSCC to tell or suggest what Arundel needs, they need to follow their own words.I have asked for a Freedom of Information request to WSCC and the Highways agency, I will have the information by October.


Also I have heard from sources that the South Downs National will lay down in the road rather than let option 3 go ahead though the National park and “Ancient woodland”.  This is the same ancient woodland that has been cultivated every few years and is currently planted with conifers.  It seems the SDNP could live with 5a.


When the SDNP was set up, the original intention was to have the boundary as the A27, only after lobbying from campaigners was the park boundary pushed south of the A27 to cover the proposed Pink Blue route, the same place where make campaigners have been buying small plots of land to frustrate any Pink Blue (Option 3).


I support Option 3, I can not support option One, I don’t believe the SDNPA should have a veto on option 3, but I want an offline bypass, many people I have spoken to seem to want option 5a, this would not I believe be the best option, but the data from the documents seems to be pushing the argument in this direction.


There is an Arundel parish meeting been called by Arundel mayor Angela Standing at St Nicholas Church on the 25th of September at 7pm to discuss the Bypass options. I would advise arriving early

Until next month,  Paul Dendle is one of the District Councillors for Arundel & Walberton ward on Arun District Council.  Web site is www.pauldendle.org email address is cllr.paul.dendle@arun.gov.uk

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