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M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement

Received 06 September 2019
From Waverley Borough Council


I am writing in response to the application to the Secretary of State for a Development Consent Order in respect of the proposed M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement scheme. On behalf of Waverley Borough Council I would like to make the following comments: The A3 trunk road and to a certain extent the M25 and M3 motorways are the key strategic roads connecting Waverley Borough to the wider region and beyond. Therefore, our interest with regards to plan making relates to the M25 to Solent (A3 and M3) and the London Orbital and M23 to Gatwick route strategies. The Waverley Borough Local Plan Part 1: Strategic Policies and Sites was formally adopted by Waverley Borough Council at its meeting on 20 February 2018. The Plan supports the delivery of at least 11,210 additional homes in Waverley in the period 2013 to 2032 (an average of 590 homes a year). The importance of this improvement scheme to Waverley Borough is recognised by its inclusion in our Infrastructure Delivery Plan. The Council does not have any comments to make on the potential environmental issues associated with the proposed route as these issues are outside of the borough. However, the Council would request that any assessment work for the junction improvements takes account of the amount of growth required in the Waverley Local Plan to ensure that the economic benefits of the growth are fully realised in terms of future residents having access to jobs and other facilities including the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport.