Help us protect National Parks and ancient woodland from new roads.
On 11 May 2018, Highways England, the Government's road building company, announced its preferred route for the A27 Arundel Bypass. All three options included in the public consultation were highly damaging but the one it chose was perhaps the worst. (No option avoided harming the National Park or ancient woodland or gave people a choice to reduce car use).
Its route selection process could be subject to legal challenge. Both the South Downs National Park Authority and a local grandmother have sought leave to challenge Highways England in the High Court.
What is most disappointing is that although Government policy and guidance is clear on the need to protect our National Parks and ancient woodland, here a Government company is pursuing options that destroy both, while refusing to even look at other less damaging solutions. If Highways England succeeds in building its preferred option it could set a damaging precedent for our National Parks and ancient woodland elsewhere.
Earlier this year, over 2,000 supporters joined our call to protect National Parks from road building. Now we need you to take a stand once more.
Please support our action by writing a letter to the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, and Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, asking them to stop this destructive proposal and to come up with less harmful solutions.
We have supplied an easy-to-edit template letter below: please add your own thoughts as this will give your letter greater weight.
Once you have finished, the same letter will be automatically sent to both Ministers.
Thanks for your support.