Guildford Borough Council had submitted a request to government for funding for a road bridge at Ash level crossing, among other infrastructure projects, to ease the path for the submitted Guildford Local Plan. The lead councillor for infrastructure, Cllr Matt Furniss, took to Twitter recently to announce approval for such funding.

The proposed bridge at Ash level crossing is intended to improve the release of traffic from the hundreds of planned and proposed new homes that will be built at Ash Lodge Drive and other locations around Ash and Tongham towards Guildford, resulting in a "Hindhead Tunnel" effect on the A323 and A324 in Normandy.

When quizzed on Twitter about the tail back into Normandy from the Frog Grove Lane/Guildford Road junction on the A323 at peak times, Cllr Furniss indicated that the GBC transport strategy includes work to improve traffic flow at the A323/A324 junction in response to the anticipated increased flows out of Ash towards Normandy. This will not of course in itself solve the problem further down the A323 towards Guildford, identified above; indeed it could even make it more acute.

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