A35 Through Chideock Linocut
The A35 is one of the main arteries to the west of England. Each year it gets busier. Coming over the hill from Bridport you're met by a beautiful Dorset coast panorama and traffic queues down in to Chideock. Exhaust fumes pollute, engine noise disturbs and it’s difficult for pedestrians to cross the road. But a bypass would cut up the adjacent countryside. The whole rural landscape has other issues – soil erosion, reduced biodiversity, nitrate run-off. Complex challenges requiring careful solutions.