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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

MP’s office attends A27 DfT meeting in Brighton

January 22, 2014 5:40 PM

Stephen Lloyd MP's campaign for improvements along the A27 route towards Lewes gathered momentum this week as the Dept of Transport (DfT) unveiled a Feasibility Study of the route at a meeting in Brighton on Wednesday.

The MP has been lobbying for a dual carriageway to relieve congestion and attract more business investment in Eastbourne.

As Stephen said, "I am committed to pressing for investment in road and rail links leading to Eastbourne. There is a Longstanding and strong case for improvements to the A27 both on economic grounds and on the basis of road safety. I will be working with the Chamber of Commerce, local authorities and across the Eastbourne Community to gather evidence to support our case for improvements".

As Stephen was attending to his Parliamentary Duties in Westminster, the meeting was attended on his behalf by his Head of Office, Cllr Alan Shuttleworth. Alan drew attention to the two key issues: economic impact and road safety.

Cllr Shuttleworth said, "The Department of Transport is working on gathering robust evidence by spring 2014, with a view to identifying proposed solutions by March 2015. The DfT are looking at a number of locations across the whole of the A27, so we need to step up our local campaign to ensure that the investment brings improvements for the section which most affects Eastbourne, i.e. between our town and Lewes. The MP's office will shortly be providing details how local residents can help our campaign to improve the A27."