B2144 Oving Road, Chichester

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Walking and cycling improvements


West Sussex County Council is working to improve walking and cycling facilities across the county. By encouraging more walking and cycling, particularly for shorter journeys, we can help to reduce congestion on our already busy road network. We’ll also help to improve air quality and create safer, more pleasant places in which to live, work and do business.

Underpinning our approach to improving the transport network within the county is the West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 – 2036, which was approved in April 2022. The document sets out how the county is intending to address a number of challenges, including climate change, congestion, and road safety. To address these issues, we are looking to implement a series of transport improvement schemes across the county.

Three locations have been identified through wider Sustainable Transport Study areas, undertaken as feasibility studies for Chichester, Shoreham and Lancing & Sompting, as part of our rolling Strategic Transport Investment Programme (STIP). These studies looked for opportunities to provide new and improved facilities for all users, but especially walkers and cyclists. We have now developed feasibility design options for the following route:

  • B2144, Oving Road, Chichester, between the A27/Oving Road junction in the east and the A259 Whyke Road in the west

We are preparing feasibility design options for the A259 Shoreham to Brighton & Hove border and Lancing & Sompting schemes. Therefore, their consultations will follow at a later stage.

We are now seeking your views on our designs for Oving Road. The consultation is open until 11:59pm on Monday 14 November 2022. Your feedback will help us to shape further development of the designs and inform our decision on how to take the proposals forward.

We would love to hear what you think of our proposals for Oving Road, so please tell us your views by completing the survey at the end of this page.


About the proposals


We have developed two design options for Oving Road that also extend along sections of Florence Road, Pound Farm Road and the A259 Whyke Road. We would like to know which option you would prefer to be taken forward, so please complete the survey at the bottom of this page to tell us your views.

Option 1

Option 1 primarily consists of widening the existing footway to create a shared use footway and cycleway. The location of this facility would be:

  • On the northern side of the carriageway from the newly improved junction with the A27 Chichester bypass to the pathway of Kelby Road, before switching to the southern carriageway until the junction with Florence Road/St James’ Road;
  • Extending down Florence Road, providing a link to Florence Park;
  • Running along Pound Farm Road on the northern side of the carriageway until the junction with the A259 Whyke Road; and then
  • Continuing south down the eastern side of the A259 Whyke Road where it would connect to the existing Toucan crossing and join up to the cycle route that takes users into the city centre.

In order for this to be achieved some narrowing of the carriageway may be required in places, although all of the roads would continue to operate as two-way. Some narrowing of the grass verge would also be needed.

Parking restrictions would be put in place along parts of the road to protect the shared use paths and maintain highway space, although this would only be in areas where there is adequate off-street parking.

Measures would also be introduced to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross side roads, by lowering vehicle speeds on their approach to junctions. These facilities include:

  • A raised table across Charles Avenue;
  • Continuous footways across smaller side road junctions on Oving Road and Pound Farm Road; and
  • Footway build outs that reduce the carriageway width along smaller side road junctions on Oving Road and Pound Farm Road.

The map below provides an overview of the proposals for Option 1. For more detailed plans, please refer to our technical drawings in the Project Documents section, which are broken down into three maps as presented below.

The image below is an artists impression of Option 1. It shows the shared use paths along Oving Road, the raised table across Charles Avenue and in the distance, the footway build out.

Option 2

The second option would introduce advisory cycle lanes along Oving Road. These lanes would extend on the westbound carriageway between the junctions of the A27 Chichester Bypass and Leatherbottle Lane, before switching to the eastbound carriageway between the junctions of Leatherbottle Lane and St James’ Road/Florence Road.

Between St James’ Road/Florence Road junction and the A259, westbound cyclists would be expected to continue along Oving Road. For eastbound cyclists coming from the A259, they would be directed onto Pound Farm Road and Florence Road before connecting to the advisory cycle lanes on Oving Road.

The advisory cycle lanes would be complimented by no waiting at any time restrictions in order to protect the cycle lanes and increase the visibility of side roads.

From the junction with St James’ Road/Florence Road to the A259 Whyke Road, Oving Road would be converted to one-way in the westbound direction for vehicles. This would improve the visibility for all users, creating a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians whilst maintaining residents’ on-street parking.

Florence Road and Pound Farm Road would remain as two-way in order to provide eastbound access to Oving Road.

There would also be measures to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the roads along the route. These facilities include:

  • Footway build outs that reduce the carriageway widths on the junctions of Green Lane and Guilden Road; and
  • A traffic island on the junction with the A259 Whyke Road to assist westbound cyclists in exiting the junction.

The map below provides an overview of the proposals for Option 2. For more detailed plans, please refer to our technical drawings in the Project Documents section, which are broken down into three maps as presented below.

The scheme is intended to improve the connections between areas to the East of Chichester, such as Shopwhyke and Tangmere, to the city centre. This is especially important given the 585 new homes being built at Shopwyke Lakes. The proposals would make it safer and easier for people to reach employment and leisure opportunities by walking or cycling, reducing the reliance on the private car.

This would not only help to make people feel better connected to the goods and services on offer in the centre of Chichester but would also reduce congestion and improve air quality.


Key design challenges


It is important to note that there are a number of challenges in the area that have influenced the design of the scheme.

The proposed continuous footway across Chequers Place that forms part of option 1 would require some land take. We are seeking permission to open a dialogue with the private landowner in order to develop this part of the proposal.

Residential properties closely border the carriageway along sections of Oving Road, particularly the western areas nearest the A259. This limits the amount of highway space available, meaning footways here are narrow with no room to widen. There is also on-street parking that needs to be maintained as some properties do not have the option to park off-street. This means we are not proposing any dedicated cycling facilities along Oving Road between the St James’ Road/Florence Road junction and the A259 Whyke Road.

The grass verge between the junctions of Chequers Place and St James’ Road/Florence Road has telecommunications equipment close to the kerb. It would therefore require costly diversions to widen the carriageway here.


Strategic context


In 2019, we commissioned the Phase 1 Chichester Area Sustainable Transport Package Feasibility Study to identify a list of transport infrastructure improvements to support the delivery of the Chichester Local Plan (2014-2029).

The study included a general review of existing conditions, collision analysis, and high-level potential options for cycle facilities.

One of the priorities identified from this was the Sustainable Transport Corridor, with improvements to sustainable transport facilities along Oving Road.

A two-phased approach is being adopted to the scheme:

  • Phase 1 – initial engagement
  • Phase 2 – formal consultation

The initial engagement period was carried out from 8 March to 12 April 2022. During this first phase, the Oving Road scheme was presented alongside the Lancing & Sompting and A259 Shoreham to Brighton & Hover border schemes. However, for this formal consultation we have decided to consult on them separately. The consultations for the other two schemes will take place at a later stage.

The Early Engagement Summary Report, which can be found in the Project Documents section, provides the full analysis of the responses received during the engagement period, along with details on the promotional materials and stakeholders involved. In summary, the responses given to the Oving Road scheme showed:

  • 74% of respondents supported the scheme to some degree;
  • 76% were in favour of a dedicated space for cycling; and
  • 65% supported raised tables along the side road junctions.

We have used all of the feedback received to develop the design of the Oving Road scheme further for this consultation. Please review our information and plans to see what we are proposing along the route.


Have your say


We are holding a drop-in event so you can view our proposals and speak to members of the project team.

This will be held on Thursday 20 October 2022 in the Main Hall, Portfield Primary Academy, St James’ Road, Chichester, PO19 7HA, between 4pm and 8pm.

Car parking is located at the rear of the school, which is accessed via Armadale Road. The closest bus stops are located on St James’ Road next to the junction with Farndell Close.

We would love to hear what you think of our proposals for Oving Road, so please tell us your views by completing the survey below.

Following the close of the consultation, your responses will be gathered and analysed before being incorporated into a consultation report. This will help us in deciding the final design and next steps for the scheme.



Accessibility Statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at STIPActivetravel@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an Next Generation Text (NGT) texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 642105 .

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page.

Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, then please contact us on 0330 222 2146 or at haveyoursay@westussex.gov.uk.

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Early Engagement Summary Report (PDF - This presents a summary of the Phase 1 Early Engagement that was undertaken in Spring 2022. It outlines the materials that were created (website, survey, interactive maps, posters and postcards) along with who was engaged with. It also presents the results of the responses received to the survey, interactive maps, letters and emails. Overall, it showed the Oving Road scheme received a high level of support compared to opposition.)

Overview maps for Option 1 and 2 (PDF - The maps show an overview of the technical drawings, highlighting where key features of the scheme would be located, including the shared use paths, advisory cycle lanes, raised tables and footway build outs.)

Artist impression of Option 1 (JPG - The image shows what Option 1 could look like if it were to be constructed. The image looks west down Oving Road, with the junction of Charles Avenue on the left hand side. It shows the proposals would increase the width of the existing footway to create a shared-use path, along with the associated shared use signage. Across Charles Avenue there would be a raised table to reduce vehicle speeds, making it safer for walkers and cyclists to cross the road. In the distance, the image shows a footway build out across Oving Road, reducing the width of the carriageway to again make it safer and easier for people to cross the road.)

Option 1 and Option 2 Technical Drawings (PDF - The drawings show the detail of the proposed schemes, as presented in the section 'About the Proposals')

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website, If you find any problems not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, then please contact us on 0330 2222 146 or at haveyoursay@westussex.gov.uk

Walking and cycling improvements


West Sussex County Council is working to improve walking and cycling facilities across the county. By encouraging more walking and cycling, particularly for shorter journeys, we can help to reduce congestion on our already busy road network. We’ll also help to improve air quality and create safer, more pleasant places in which to live, work and do business.

Underpinning our approach to improving the transport network within the county is the West Sussex Transport Plan 2022 – 2036, which was approved in April 2022. The document sets out how the county is intending to address a number of challenges, including climate change, congestion, and road safety. To address these issues, we are looking to implement a series of transport improvement schemes across the county.

Three locations have been identified through wider Sustainable Transport Study areas, undertaken as feasibility studies for Chichester, Shoreham and Lancing & Sompting, as part of our rolling Strategic Transport Investment Programme (STIP). These studies looked for opportunities to provide new and improved facilities for all users, but especially walkers and cyclists. We have now developed feasibility design options for the following route:

  • B2144, Oving Road, Chichester, between the A27/Oving Road junction in the east and the A259 Whyke Road in the west

We are preparing feasibility design options for the A259 Shoreham to Brighton & Hove border and Lancing & Sompting schemes. Therefore, their consultations will follow at a later stage.

We are now seeking your views on our designs for Oving Road. The consultation is open until 11:59pm on Monday 14 November 2022. Your feedback will help us to shape further development of the designs and inform our decision on how to take the proposals forward.

We would love to hear what you think of our proposals for Oving Road, so please tell us your views by completing the survey at the end of this page.


About the proposals


We have developed two design options for Oving Road that also extend along sections of Florence Road, Pound Farm Road and the A259 Whyke Road. We would like to know which option you would prefer to be taken forward, so please complete the survey at the bottom of this page to tell us your views.

Option 1

Option 1 primarily consists of widening the existing footway to create a shared use footway and cycleway. The location of this facility would be:

  • On the northern side of the carriageway from the newly improved junction with the A27 Chichester bypass to the pathway of Kelby Road, before switching to the southern carriageway until the junction with Florence Road/St James’ Road;
  • Extending down Florence Road, providing a link to Florence Park;
  • Running along Pound Farm Road on the northern side of the carriageway until the junction with the A259 Whyke Road; and then
  • Continuing south down the eastern side of the A259 Whyke Road where it would connect to the existing Toucan crossing and join up to the cycle route that takes users into the city centre.

In order for this to be achieved some narrowing of the carriageway may be required in places, although all of the roads would continue to operate as two-way. Some narrowing of the grass verge would also be needed.

Parking restrictions would be put in place along parts of the road to protect the shared use paths and maintain highway space, although this would only be in areas where there is adequate off-street parking.

Measures would also be introduced to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross side roads, by lowering vehicle speeds on their approach to junctions. These facilities include:

  • A raised table across Charles Avenue;
  • Continuous footways across smaller side road junctions on Oving Road and Pound Farm Road; and
  • Footway build outs that reduce the carriageway width along smaller side road junctions on Oving Road and Pound Farm Road.

The map below provides an overview of the proposals for Option 1. For more detailed plans, please refer to our technical drawings in the Project Documents section, which are broken down into three maps as presented below.

The image below is an artists impression of Option 1. It shows the shared use paths along Oving Road, the raised table across Charles Avenue and in the distance, the footway build out.

Option 2

The second option would introduce advisory cycle lanes along Oving Road. These lanes would extend on the westbound carriageway between the junctions of the A27 Chichester Bypass and Leatherbottle Lane, before switching to the eastbound carriageway between the junctions of Leatherbottle Lane and St James’ Road/Florence Road.

Between St James’ Road/Florence Road junction and the A259, westbound cyclists would be expected to continue along Oving Road. For eastbound cyclists coming from the A259, they would be directed onto Pound Farm Road and Florence Road before connecting to the advisory cycle lanes on Oving Road.

The advisory cycle lanes would be complimented by no waiting at any time restrictions in order to protect the cycle lanes and increase the visibility of side roads.

From the junction with St James’ Road/Florence Road to the A259 Whyke Road, Oving Road would be converted to one-way in the westbound direction for vehicles. This would improve the visibility for all users, creating a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians whilst maintaining residents’ on-street parking.

Florence Road and Pound Farm Road would remain as two-way in order to provide eastbound access to Oving Road.

There would also be measures to make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the roads along the route. These facilities include:

  • Footway build outs that reduce the carriageway widths on the junctions of Green Lane and Guilden Road; and
  • A traffic island on the junction with the A259 Whyke Road to assist westbound cyclists in exiting the junction.

The map below provides an overview of the proposals for Option 2. For more detailed plans, please refer to our technical drawings in the Project Documents section, which are broken down into three maps as presented below.

The scheme is intended to improve the connections between areas to the East of Chichester, such as Shopwhyke and Tangmere, to the city centre. This is especially important given the 585 new homes being built at Shopwyke Lakes. The proposals would make it safer and easier for people to reach employment and leisure opportunities by walking or cycling, reducing the reliance on the private car.

This would not only help to make people feel better connected to the goods and services on offer in the centre of Chichester but would also reduce congestion and improve air quality.


Key design challenges


It is important to note that there are a number of challenges in the area that have influenced the design of the scheme.

The proposed continuous footway across Chequers Place that forms part of option 1 would require some land take. We are seeking permission to open a dialogue with the private landowner in order to develop this part of the proposal.

Residential properties closely border the carriageway along sections of Oving Road, particularly the western areas nearest the A259. This limits the amount of highway space available, meaning footways here are narrow with no room to widen. There is also on-street parking that needs to be maintained as some properties do not have the option to park off-street. This means we are not proposing any dedicated cycling facilities along Oving Road between the St James’ Road/Florence Road junction and the A259 Whyke Road.

The grass verge between the junctions of Chequers Place and St James’ Road/Florence Road has telecommunications equipment close to the kerb. It would therefore require costly diversions to widen the carriageway here.


Strategic context


In 2019, we commissioned the Phase 1 Chichester Area Sustainable Transport Package Feasibility Study to identify a list of transport infrastructure improvements to support the delivery of the Chichester Local Plan (2014-2029).

The study included a general review of existing conditions, collision analysis, and high-level potential options for cycle facilities.

One of the priorities identified from this was the Sustainable Transport Corridor, with improvements to sustainable transport facilities along Oving Road.

A two-phased approach is being adopted to the scheme:

  • Phase 1 – initial engagement
  • Phase 2 – formal consultation

The initial engagement period was carried out from 8 March to 12 April 2022. During this first phase, the Oving Road scheme was presented alongside the Lancing & Sompting and A259 Shoreham to Brighton & Hover border schemes. However, for this formal consultation we have decided to consult on them separately. The consultations for the other two schemes will take place at a later stage.

The Early Engagement Summary Report, which can be found in the Project Documents section, provides the full analysis of the responses received during the engagement period, along with details on the promotional materials and stakeholders involved. In summary, the responses given to the Oving Road scheme showed:

  • 74% of respondents supported the scheme to some degree;
  • 76% were in favour of a dedicated space for cycling; and
  • 65% supported raised tables along the side road junctions.

We have used all of the feedback received to develop the design of the Oving Road scheme further for this consultation. Please review our information and plans to see what we are proposing along the route.


Have your say


We are holding a drop-in event so you can view our proposals and speak to members of the project team.

This will be held on Thursday 20 October 2022 in the Main Hall, Portfield Primary Academy, St James’ Road, Chichester, PO19 7HA, between 4pm and 8pm.

Car parking is located at the rear of the school, which is accessed via Armadale Road. The closest bus stops are located on St James’ Road next to the junction with Farndell Close.

We would love to hear what you think of our proposals for Oving Road, so please tell us your views by completing the survey below.

Following the close of the consultation, your responses will be gathered and analysed before being incorporated into a consultation report. This will help us in deciding the final design and next steps for the scheme.



Accessibility Statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at STIPActivetravel@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an Next Generation Text (NGT) texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 642105 .

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page.

Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, then please contact us on 0330 222 2146 or at haveyoursay@westussex.gov.uk.

Survey web browser compatibility

Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

  • Microsoft Edge version 86 and above
  • Chrome version 86 and above
  • Firefox version 78 and above
  • Safari version 14 and above

Non-accessible content

Early Engagement Summary Report (PDF - This presents a summary of the Phase 1 Early Engagement that was undertaken in Spring 2022. It outlines the materials that were created (website, survey, interactive maps, posters and postcards) along with who was engaged with. It also presents the results of the responses received to the survey, interactive maps, letters and emails. Overall, it showed the Oving Road scheme received a high level of support compared to opposition.)

Overview maps for Option 1 and 2 (PDF - The maps show an overview of the technical drawings, highlighting where key features of the scheme would be located, including the shared use paths, advisory cycle lanes, raised tables and footway build outs.)

Artist impression of Option 1 (JPG - The image shows what Option 1 could look like if it were to be constructed. The image looks west down Oving Road, with the junction of Charles Avenue on the left hand side. It shows the proposals would increase the width of the existing footway to create a shared-use path, along with the associated shared use signage. Across Charles Avenue there would be a raised table to reduce vehicle speeds, making it safer for walkers and cyclists to cross the road. In the distance, the image shows a footway build out across Oving Road, reducing the width of the carriageway to again make it safer and easier for people to cross the road.)

Option 1 and Option 2 Technical Drawings (PDF - The drawings show the detail of the proposed schemes, as presented in the section 'About the Proposals')

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website, If you find any problems not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, then please contact us on 0330 2222 146 or at haveyoursay@westussex.gov.uk

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We’re working to improve walking and cycling facilities and would like to understand your views on our proposals for B2144 Oving Road in Chichester.    

    The proposals would provide safer and more convenient journeys along the route, providing a connection into the city centre for people travelling on foot and by bicycle. 

    It is hoped that improving facilities for walkers and cyclists will mean that residents’ health, wellbeing and safety will improve, as well as providing benefits to the local economy, reduced congestion and improved air quality. 

    We want to hear your views on our proposals for Oving Road. You can give feedback on this consultation by completing this feedback questionnaire. The questionnaire is split up into different sections, which are outlined below:

    • Section 1: About you
    • Section 2: Current travel habits
    • Section 3: Your views on our proposals
    • Section 4: Inclusivity

     We will use your feedback from this questionnaire, along with other information about the proposals, to finalise the designs and next steps for the scheme. 

    Before you complete this questionnaire, please read the information on the website: 

    http://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/b2144ovingroad 

    This survey will close at 11:59pm on Monday 14 November 2022


    Privacy statement: West Sussex County Council will collect some personal data (e.g. age, sex) in order to comply with a statutory duty.  We will process this data in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, General Data Protection Regulations and any subsequent relevant legislation. West Sussex County Council is registered as a Data Controller (Reg. No. Z6413427). The data you provide will not be used for any purpose other than that stated, and will be stored electronically for a period of up to 5 years before being appropriately destroyed. For further information about our Data Controller, please see www.westsussex.gov.uk/privacy-policy 

    The data will be collected, processed and analysed by our consultants, WSP, on behalf of West Sussex County Council for the purpose of this consultation only. For further information about WSP’s data protection policy please see https://www.wsp.com/en-GL/legal/privacy-policy  

    Alternative Formats: If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at STIPActivetravel@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an Next Generation Text (NGT) texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 (01243 642105)

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