In a recent press release the Executive of the Guildford Borough Council announced its support for five transport schemes from the Local Plan infrastructure schedule.
Of particular interest to West Clandon residents is mention of the A3/A247 slip roads and Merrow railway station.
“A3 northbound on and off slip-roads at A247 Clandon Road.
The Wisley Airfield development is considered to be dependent on this scheme. This will manage traffic on the B2215 through Ripley. This scheme includes adding new slip roads at the A3 junction with the A247 Clandon Road.”
“New Guildford West (Park Barn) and Guildford East (Merrow) railway stations.
These schemes will manage traffic coming to Guildford from the Blackwell Farm and Gosden Hill areas. Residents, visitors and workers will have better access to train services. These are anticipated to reduce local and longer distance trips using this critical section of the A3. It should also help improve the air pollution. Workers at the Royal Surrey Hospital, the Surrey Research Park, the Surrey Sports Park and the University of Surrey will find this scheme particularly helpful. In order to get the funding we will need to carry out a detailed analysis on these schemes.”
You can read the full press release here.
Keep an eye on the website – we’ll post updates from the Borough Council as they become available.