Monday, 6 October 2014

Not Local Not Representative Objectors to Arundel By-Pass

Newbury By-Pass was controversial
but now accepted.
I seem to have upset a few people on my last post regarding SCATE being a Trojan horse for Environmental groups

I was elected  three times as a District Councillor for Arundel since 2003, I was elected on a mandate of campaigning for an Arundel By-Pass using the Pink Blue route, since 2003 in all the numerous meetings involving local councils, Officers, Councillors MP's and Ministers I have rarely heard a dissenting voice for provision of a By-Pass for Arundel.

I apologise for using the quote that I used in the previous blog, I also apologise to Kay & other campaigners if I have caused offence The quote at the beginning of the blog was valid, I just wish now I had not attributed to the person who uttered the words as that has become the story in many peoples minds,

I was not invited to Mondays SCATE meeting,  why is that?  I know they invited our MP Nick Herbert, but to hold a meeting in the same week as the Conservative Conference and expect Nick to attend is either very naive or quite calculated. I regret not being able to attend, I was in London that day and then I was attending an event at the Castle for Arundel.org,  I did try to get in for the first 30 minutes but saw the numbers outside the Town Hall and proceeded on to the meeting at the Castle

What people don't realise when they are weighing up the pluses and minuses' of an Arundel By-Pass is that North Littlehampton Development will be starting in the next year or so with 1750 houses, commercial development, hotels, leisure facilities, new road linking Crossbush with bridge over railway and the lyminster bypass,

All that will feed into the Crossbush junction and be complete by 2020.  The SCATE campaigners have not given any way to alleviate the extra traffic that will come into the Crossbush junction,  this is not hypothetical, this is going to happen, so what does SCATE say to the extra traffic that will come?

I maintain that there is a concerted campaign to mislead, SCATE are using selective quotes. On their web site from the SoCoMMS Report ,they published all (or at least most) of the SoCoMMS chapters on their site.
The missing one is the Arundel chapter – that’s because SoCoMMS recommended an A27 Bypass at Arundel on the pink/blue route! The latter recommendation is being avoided to create a false impression

the pink blue route does not go through ancient woodland another false fact put around by anti By-Pass protesters, it will be of the highest environmental design and will be fully consulted on by Department of Transport if there is an announcement in the Autumn statement, so there are balances and checks before any final decision is made, but If we do not build a bypass then the extra economic activity locally will strangle our existing infrastructure creating grid lock.
Anti Newbury Bypass protesters,
now accepted locally.

I want an open and transparent debate by locals, not by self appointed defenders of the environment from anti road green groups,   

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