A259 Public Consultation

Closed 21 Feb 2016

Opened 11 Jan 2016

Feedback Updated 8 Dec 2017

We Asked

We asked you if you generally agreed with the proposals and if you had any comments or concerns.

You Said

Over 930 of you responded to the consultation.  Thank you.


78% of stated that you agreed with the proposals in general whilst 23% said you did not.


Many of you kindly provided helpful comments or expressed concerns.  These covered a wide range of topics and will be summarised in the Report of Findings to be published very shortly.



We Did

Many comments both written and in person at the drop in events concerned queing to join the A259 from local roads between Station Road and the A280. 

Further traffic counts have been conducted along the section of road between Station Road Angmering and the A280 Junction, including the highway network feeding in and the railway crossings have been conducted.  These counts have been used to create new, more detailed, models (micro simulations) of the network in the area.

The models confirm the long periods of closure of the railway crossings and many of the effects reported by you at the consultation.  WSCC does not have powers to change the operation of the crossings and Network Rail have reiterated the need to maintain safety  at the crossings in question.

Working with consultant WSPPB WSCC has further investigated the potential for signals at all three of the roundabouts.  Both signalised junctions and roundabouts have been investigated.  However, both in terms of highway performance and cost, neither option justified further consideration.  Signalised Junctions do not work because they do not support all the required traffic movements and signalised roundabouts would require the existing roundabouts to be significantly larger with all of the knock on effects this would entail.

Particular focus is being given to further improving the entrance and exit at Haskins,  providing extra capacity for traffic queing southbound at the A280 roundabout and westbound on the A259 before turning on to the B2140 Old Worthing Road.

For the very latest updates on the details of the design and construction of the improved A259 north of Littlehampton please click here.




Results Updated 30 Nov 2016

Please find below the Final A259 Public Consultation Report of Findings.  The analysis was undertaken by WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff.In totoal, 937 respodnents took part in the consultatio.  78% stated tht they agree with the proposals to improve the A25 9in general, whilst 23% said they did not generally support the proposed scheme,


The resutls of this consultation will now be used to inform the final design of the A259 proposals.







Foreword – Cabinet Member Highways & Transport

Dear Resident

The emerging Arun Local Plan identifies where new homes and commercial development will be built in Arun District over the next 15 years. The Plan also recognises the road capacity issues currently experienced on the A259 in Littlehampton and the potentially negative effect this could have on future local economic development. The A259 in East Arun, is part of the West Sussex Strategic Road Network and WSCC is concerned that additional traffic will place further strain on the A259 in the Littlehampton area.

In 2012, WSCC commissioned the ‘A259 Route Improvement Study’ to investigate the potential for improvements along the A259 corridor between Bridge Road roundabout in Littlehampton to the west and Goring Crossways roundabout in Worthing to the east. The study made a range of recommendations comprising junction improvements and dualling the existing stretches of single carriageway in the areas of Angmering and Toddington.

This consultation document explains proposals developed by WSCC to reduce congestion, improve journey times and directly support the delivery of new homes and employment space in Littlehampton and Angmering. The proposals are expected to be funded from developer contributions and funding from WSCC and Government grants secured through Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

The proposals are expected to be delivered in several phases as local development comes forward. This consultation focusses primarily on Phase 1, which comprises dualling the existing single carriageway between the new Fitzalan link road and Lyminster bypass in Littlehampton, when constructed, and the Body Shop roundabout near Toddington, as well as between the Station Road Roundabout and the A280 roundabout in Angmering.

We value your ideas and comments on these proposals. I encourage you to read the consultation documents and respond to WSCC with your views by downloading and completing the response form or using the on-line survey available on this consultation page.

We will process your personal data in compliance with the DPA 1998. Your personal data will be used on an anonymised basis for the purposes of analysing feedback to the consultation and will not be shared with anyone.

Alternatively you can find out more about the proposals by attending one of the drop-in sessions that are taking place in January.

Your opinions are important to us all and can influence how the detailed designs are finalised. The public consultation period is open for six weeks until Friday 19 February.

Yours sincerely

John O’Brien, Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport


Why We Are Consulting

Following the publishing of the ‘A259 Route Improvement Study’ in 2013 West Sussex County Council (WSCC), working with Arun District Council (ADC) and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (C2C LEP), is bringing forward proposals to improve the A259 between Littlehampton and Goring - from Bridge Road roundabout to the west to Goring Crossways roundabout to the east. The proposals focus on the phased delivery of a series of improvements at four locations along the A259 which are aimed at reducing congestion, improving journey time and journey time reliability.

WSCC has recently subnmitted the Transport Business Case associated with these proposals to the LEP for it's approval.  Please note that the LEP will be carrying out a separate consultation exercise based on that Transport Business Case that should not be confused with this Public Consultation.

Phase 1

Phase 1 comprises proposals to upgrade the existing single carriageway between the new Fitzalan Link Road and Body Shop roundabout as well as between the Station Road Roundabout and A280 Roundabout to dual carriageway. These proposals will also include alterations to the roundabouts at these locations to cater for dual carriageway on the approaches. Construction is expected to start in late 2017 and last between 12 to 18 months. The work is expected to cost approximately £15 million. Subject to relevant approvals the works will be jointly funded by the LEP, WSCC and local developer’s contributions. The proposals also include new cycling and pedestrian facilities that will run alongside, but be segregated from, the A259.  The proposals for Phase 1 can be found in the Related Documents section below; 'Phase 1 Proposals, Station Road - A280 Roundabout' and 'Phase 1 Proposals, Fitzalan Link Road - Body shop Roundabout'.

Phases 2 & 3

Proposals for Phases 2 & 3 comprise junction improvements to the Bridge Road (Tesco) Roundabout as well as junction improvements and potential dualling of the existing westbound single carriageway at Goring crossways. The proposals at the Bridge Road Roundabout feature an enlarged roundabout and enhancements to the approaches to improve traffic flow and reduce queuing. Improved cycling facilities from the Bridge, around the roundabout, linking to other local routes are also being considered. It is expected that Phases 2 & 3 will be predominantly funded by developer’s contributions. As such the timing for Phases 2 & 3 will be dependent on when local development comes forward. The proposals for Phases 2 & 3 can be found in the Related Documents section below; 'Phase 2 & 3 Proposals, Bridge Road Roundabout & Goring Crossways'.

Watch the video below about the East Arun A259 Corridor Improvements and listen to some residents' views;




What Happens Next

The Final Report of Findings from the A259 Public Consultation has been published on this page.

Further information following the consultation can be found in the 'We Asked, You Said, We Did' section.



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