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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Lloyd and Tutt welcome A27 news.

January 7, 2014 4:51 PM

The new Minister for Transport, Mr Robert Goodwill MP, has announced the A27 is to be considered in a feasibility study for improvement. The Department for Transport has announced a study into only seven roads across the UK, including the A27, to be published in the Spring of next year.

Stephen Lloyd MP said: "I was absolutely delighted to hear the Minister's announcement, as I've been lobbying for extra money from the Treasury ever since the General Election. We all know in Eastbourne that the A27 between our town and Lewes is a disgrace. It is unsafe and is hampering our otherwise strong economic recovery. For the life of me, I don't know why then A27 wasn't sorted back in the 80s. Eastbourne needs a decent link to the M23, London and the rest of the UK. It will be a game changer for business and for the long term future of our town."

Leader of the Council David Tutt said: "This is excellent news. I agree totally with the Minister when he describes the A27 as being one of 'the most notorious and long-standing road hot spots in the country' and I'd encourage every local resident to write in to the Department for Transport explaining why we really do need a decent road to our town."