Another step on the way to safe travel for pedestrians and cyclists between the town and the station along Heath Road.
Surrey has never pushed for a path here because it was always considered too difficult to get permission from the owners for a path on the common. Despite the general reluctance to make the move, I pressed for approaches to be made to the owners of the land. Officers from Surrey have now approached the owners who have given their approval in principle.
There are many more steps ahead. However, gaining this permission in principle is probably the most important. We are now moving ahead on seeking sources of funding. There are currently more financial pots available than there were previously. Two examples are the Community Infrastructure Levy- CIL – and the M3 Growth Fund.