An ex-Reigate and Bastead Councillor, George Curry is campaigning to get the Highways Agency to resurface the M25 between Junction 9 and 8. He comments that the noise of the tyres hitting the joins between the concrete slabs is deafening. Anyone who has ever driven from Junction 10 to 9 and then onto 8 must have felt the constant drumming and vibration. Just imagine what the constant noise is like outside, especially if you live near to the M25.
Building land is now being obtained on previously sacrosanct areas. It is possible (dare we say probable) that the land to the side of the M25 adjacent to Barnett Wood Lane presently pasture and a green belt between Leatherhead and Ashtead will become building land as part of the new Local Plan that will be published in October (unless Boris calls an Election). These new houses will be right next to the M25 and suffer the constant drumming noise of the tyres.
George Curry is urging people to write to Highways England to request these sections of the Motorway are resurface with tarmac to daeden the noise and make it more comfortable for drivers and perhaps more importantly nearby residents.
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