Proposed routes to bypass East grinstead, and ease local traffic congestion, were published in 1988 as the East grinstead area traffic study (egats). Fifty proposals were published, ranging from a 2.5 km single carriageway road, utilizing the existing relief road, built in 1979, to largely dual carriageway routes linking the a22 and m23 via 14.3 km to 17.2 km of new road. The major works cost up to 41.2 million, and funding is not at present available. A consortium of private developers has offered 20 million towards these costs, in exchange for planning permission to build a village development on a greenfield site. This would be a new initiative in the funding of road construction. Local opposition to the proposals and land development has been widespread: some routes affect a site of special scientific interest, historic parkland, or an area of outstanding natural beauty. The various options are under consideration and a decision is not expected from the county council before spring 1990.

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  • Authors:
    • Birchall, A
  • Publication Date: 1989-10-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12-4
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 172
    • Issue Number: 5066
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00498078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM