Feb 192018

Please find below and attached an update on the M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement scheme as well as details on the public consultation.

The Scheme
A Preferred Route Announcement (PRA) for the scheme was made on 29 November 2017, and the related information regarding this announcement can be found on the project website: www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10 and in the enclosed PRA Brochure

The main elements of the scheme are also summarised below:
• An elongated roundabout at M25 junction 10
• New dedicated free-flowing slip roads
• Widening of the A3 from three to four lanes with new safe access arrangements to and from
side roads
• Integration of the Smart Motorway Programme M25 j10-j16 scheme by upgrading the M25
hard shoulder to a traffic lane in both directions underneath junction 10
• Widening of the A245 Byfleet Road to the west of the A3 Painshill junction
• Improvements to crossings and facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
A summary of the key scheme objectives:
• Improve journey time reliability and reduce delay
• Improve safety and reduce both collision frequency and severity
• Improve crossing facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders and incorporate safe,
convenient, accessible and attractive routes
• Minimising impacts on the surrounding local road network
• Support projected population and economic growth in the area.

The land surrounding M25 junction 10 and on either side of the A3 is environmentally sensitive. As such the environmental design objectives are to:
• Avoid, reduce, mitigate and/or compensate for any significant adverse effects or substantial harm through good design
• Improve the quality of life for local residents by mitigating any significant noise effects and supporting targets on air quality
• Seek good design, balancing functionality with achieving positive environmental outcomes.

Public consultation
There will be a public consultation for a period of 6 weeks from Monday 12 February to Monday 26 March. It is important that all relevant issues are addressed at an early stage in the project and give people and stakeholders an opportunity to shape  proposals before any decisions are made. Details of the consultation are provided below.

Public exhibitions
These will provide an opportunity to talk to members of the project team.

Consultation materials public inspection locations
Consultation materials will be available to view from 12 February until 26 March 2016 at the following locations:
• Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB
• Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9SD
• Surrey County Council, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW
• Cobham Library, The Cedar Centre, Cedar Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2AE
• Horsley Library, Parade Court, Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QR
• Walton Library, 54 The Heart, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1GH
• Byfleet Community Library, High Road, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7QN
• West Byfleet Library, The Corner, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6NY
• Addlestone Library, Runnymede Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2AF
• Woking Library, Gloucester Walk, Woking, Surrey GU21 6EP.

Copies of the consultation materials, and how we are conducting the public consultation as outlined in the statement of community consultation, will also be available online from Monday 12 February on the project website at www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10.

Providing feedback
People can provide feedback in a number of ways:
• Completing a questionnaire at www.highways.gov.uk/m25j10
• Completing a paper copy of the questionnaire and returning it to FREEPOST M25 junction
10/A3 Wisley interchange.
Alternatively, any other comments can be made in writing and emailed to info@highwaysengland.co.uk or sent to the FREEPOST address above, quoting the reference: M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement. All comments and responses must be received no later than Monday 26 March 2018 at 23:45.

 Posted by at 11:56 am
Dec 202017

Surrey County Council has been commissioned to assess the traffic impact for multiple scenarios as part of the Runnymede 2035 Local Plan using the county’s strategic highway-model.

Please click here to view all of the reports:

Of particular interest to Ottershaw & the A320 are the following pages:

Brox and A320 junction pos solutions

Map of developments off the A320

No of units along A320

Otter Roundabout pos solutions

Possible solutions in Ottershaw area


 Posted by at 7:35 pm
Dec 092017

The Draft RBC Local Plan is being considered by the RBC Planning Committee on 20th December 2017, for submission to the full Council on 9th January 2018. If then agreed Public Consultation will begin and run from 10th January 2018 until 21 February 2018. Remember it will be important to write in again !

For an advance look, a copy of the Draft Local Plan can be found at Appendix A of the RBC Planning Committee Agenda, at the following RBC website link.

Pages 65/66 of Appendix A – Brox End Nursery and pages 83/84 of Appendix A – Ottershaw East, will be of particular interest to Ottershaw residents showing details of these sites.

 Posted by at 3:54 pm
Nov 152017

As always there are again a number of festive events around Ottershaw this Christmas 🎄

We would urge you to support local village events this Christmas, as they are very often important fundraisers for village organisations.  Keep an eye open for posts on Facebook or Twitter.

Here are just some of the events:

  • Saturday 25th November – Ottershaw WI Christmas Fair 10am to 12.30 at Brook Hall
  • Friday 1st December – Ottershaw Junior School Christmas Fair 3.15pm to 6pm at the School
  • Saturday 2nd December – Christ Church A Taste of Christmas 10am to 1pm at Brook Hall
  • Sunday 3rd December – Chris-tingle Service 10.30am at Christ Church
  • Saturday 16th December – Carol Singing by the village shops 11am to 12 midday

 Posted by at 5:15 pm
Nov 152017

Surrey County Council is undertaking a public consultation on the draft version of the new Surrey Waste Local Plan (SWLP) between 1 November 2017 and 7 February 2018.

This consultation reflects the responses and preferred options from the Issues and Options consultation for the new SWLP which was held between 2 September and 25 November 2016.

The draft plan provides the Vision, Strategic Objectives, Draft Policies and Proposed Sites which are intended to guide the future of waste management facilities in Surrey up until 2033. For more information, please visit the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy webpage for the consultation: www.surreycc.gov.uk/newwasteplan or email wasteplan@surreycc.gov.uk

The council are encouraging consultation returns to be made online where at all possible for ease of processing.

Hard copies of documents will be available at district and borough offices and by calling 03456 009 009 or texting 07860 053 456.

Following this consultation Surrey County Council will be publishing and consulting on a pre-submission draft local plan which will then be submitted to the Government for independent examination.

The timetable for adopting the new SWLP is in the Surrey Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (MWDS). A draft version of the MWDS is available on the councils website and will be adopted following the outcome of the Draft Plan Consultation.


 Posted by at 5:04 pm
Oct 022017

Why not get out into the beautiful Surrey countryside to see some of the Autumn colours. According to the internet it is the most wooded county in Great Britain, with 22.4% coverage !
Here is a link to the Surrey County Council walking website with many suggestions/route guides short and long walks across Surrey.


 Posted by at 3:26 pm
Oct 022017

Surrey County Council have just launched a consultation concerning the possible introduction of car park charging on some of its rural sites. The sites are Chobham Common, Wisley and Ockham Commons, Whitmoor Common, Rodborough Common and Norbury.

Do you want to keep parking free in these areas or do you think Surrey CC are justified in making charges? Here is the link to make your views known:

This consultation closes on 6th November 2017

 Posted by at 3:22 pm
Sep 222017

Runnymede BC are currently conducting a Parking Review of the area.  Of particular note are suggested parking revisions in a Brox Road and Foxhills Road which can be seen on Page 5 of the attached document.


For further details on the consultation and to take part in the review please visit the below website:


Consultation closes on 13 October

 Posted by at 10:06 am