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Pressure on Road Infrastructure

NAG believes the northern boundary of Route M&Q through Normandy that runs to the north of the North Downs Line is infeasible on both sides of Glaziers Lane in the approach from the west and exit to the east. It appears the intention is to run the pipeline either under or alongside the North Downs Railway line at the Glaziers Lane bridge. The corridor formed by the boundary of Option M corridor to the north of the North Downs Line that crosses Westwood Lane is narrow and likely subject to groundwater flows, again as a result of the proximity of the North Downs Line embankment.

Any cutting of Westwood Lane even for a temporary period will disrupt the traffic flow of a Class D road that acts as a feeder from the A31 to the A323 and A324 (historic traffic counts indicate 1,000+ vehicle movement per day at peak times). This is likely unacceptable to road users and will divert excessive traffic down Glaziers Lane that has a 30 mph speed limit and at points poor sight lines that have caused a small number of serious accidents in the past. This outcome would be unacceptable to residents.

The bridge has seen a gradual deterioration of its northern and southern approach slopes with some slippage on both sides of Glaziers Lane exposing the front edge of the reinforcing concrete slab. Any further disturbance by vibration from large-scale pipe-laying activities in close proximity might lead to the closure of Glaziers Lane for bridge repairs. Although a Class D road, Glaziers Lane is used by through traffic HGVs for access to the A323 towards the Ash area to the west and to the Worplesdon area to the east. Any damage to the road bridge would be disruptive to local vehicle movements.

Friday the 20th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template