In recent years, Council-led improvements to our town centre have had a phenomenal impact; it’s important that our transport infrastructure keeps pace with these changes.
On March 21, it was revealed that a plan to upgrade Victoria Arch and improve roads in Mount Hermon had progressed to the second round of the evaluation process for bids under the Housing Infrastructure Fund. If successful, this could mean a £75 million investment in our roads and other transport infrastructure courtesy of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The plan includes replacing Victoria Arch, widening the road, and creating dedicated, well-lit pedestrian and cycle lanes. Myself and my colleague Cllr David Bittleston have been eager to see this happen for quite some time.
I’m very pleased that this bid for government funding appears to be progressing well. Good transport links are tremendously important for the future prosperity of our town. Transport is a complicated area involving many different stakeholders, such as Surrey County Council and Network Rail. But I will always do everything I can as a local councillor to ensure we get the connections we deserve.