JULY 5 2022 – “THERE IS NO NEED FOR A CRAWLEY WESTERN LINK ROAD” – ‘INDICATIVE SEARCH CORRIDOR FOR A WESTERN LINK ROAD’ POLICY ST4 [IN GREY] – RUNNING STRAIGHT THROUGH WILLOUGHBY FIELDS LOCAL NATURE RESERVE [LNR]

 

Proposed Crawley Western Link Road [in grey] – running through Willoughby Fields Local Nature Reserve LNR [in green] – within Crawley Borough Council boundary [not Horsham District Council’s boundary]

“There is no need for a Crawley Western Link Road” – Richard W. Symonds – The Ifield Society – July 7 2022

“For the life of me, I still fail to see the Councils’ logic behind this Link Road – and I am not alone in this view – unless, of course, the monstrous masterplan of 10,000 houses is already a done deal”

Richard Symonds [stated at the Crawley Borough Council Cabinet Meeting – Public Questions – Wednesday July 6 2022]

 

Crawley Local Plan Review Update : Transport Modelling Study [June 2022] 

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Local Plan Review Update: Transport Modelling Study

Publication of Crawley Transport Study (June 2022)

The council has published an updated Crawley Transport Study. This replaces the earlier version published in May 2021.

The Report, along with its Appendices A – U and the full set of Drawings, is available on the Local Plan Review Web page: www.crawley.gov.uk/localplanreview. They can be found towards the end of the list of Evidence Documents.

Whilst this is not published alongside any formal consultation period, the council welcomes any comments arising from the publication of this updated document. Any comments received will be provided to the Planning Inspector at the same time as the draft Local Plan is submitted for its independent Examination, alongside all other previous consultation representations already made.

The timetable of the Local Plan Review remains unclear at this point, with work continuing on resolving the issues of Water Neutrality. Further updates will be provided once the programme has been established.


INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN – For the Crawley Borough Local Plan 2021-2037 – January 2021 – Page 38 – Transport: Road – Future Studies and Plans

  • The updated Local Plan identifies a corridor of land within Crawley for safeguarding, to potentially form part of a full Western Link Road connecting the A.23 [County Oak area – Ed] with the A.264 in Horsham District to the west [Faygate area – Ed], to address existing congestion and anticipated growth.

  • Transport will form one issue to be addressed in the North West Sussex Statement of Common Ground*** [May 2020], between Crawley Borough Council, Horsham District Council, Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council, which is anticipated for publication in 2020.

  • Draft Crawley Transport Strategy [2020]

*** 5. Transport: including with reference to maximising opportunities for sustainable and active travel.

Public transport – rail station, Metrobus extensions, cycling, walking, equestrian, public rights of way, and exploring further the need for, and, if so, opportunities to secure the implementation of a Crawley Western Link Road. 

Transport studies are currently under way to identify transport mitigation strategies for Horsham and Local Plans and for the Mid Sussex Development Plan Document.