Highways News



Dear Sirs

COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Sections 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“The Act”), the effects of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in those lengths of roads listed in The Schedule below. This Order shall come into operation on 12 October 2019 for a period of 18 months. This Traffic Order is required to enable Surrey County Council to carry out carriageway maintenance, surface treatment, patching and/or surfacing works. These works are anticipated to be carried out as soon as possible within the 18 month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 12 October 2019. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closures will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access will be maintained for pedestrians, dismounted cyclists, dismounted equestrians and emergency services at all times; residents, businesses and all other vehicular traffic and HGVs will be required to follow the signed diversion routes which will be: For Parts a), b), and c) to the Schedule detailed below - Farm Lane, Epsom Road, The Street, Leatherhead Road, Bypass Road, Reigate Road, Mill Lane, Leech Lane, Tot Hill and Church Lane For Part d) to the Schedule detailed below - Anti Clockwise - Ockley Road, Forest Green, Stane Street, Beare Green, Beare Green Roundabout, Horsham Road, Flint Hill, Horsham Road, Vincent Lane, Westcott Road, Guildford Road, Coast Hill, Guildford Road, Felday Road and Horsham Road. Clockwise - Horsham Road, Felday Road, Guildford Road, Coast Hill, Guildford Road, Westcott Road, West Street, South Street, Vincent Lane, Horsham Road, Flint Hill, Horsham Road, Beare Green Roundabout, Beare Green, Stane Street, Forest Green and Ockley Road. Any vehicle found to be obstructing the highway during these works will be removed to a suitable location outside the limits of the works after all reasonable methods have been undertaken to identify and contact the vehicle's owner.
THE SCHEDULE a) Farm Lane (C56), Ashtead that extends from its junction with Epsom Road (A24) to its junction with Pleasure Pit Road (D2337). b) Headley Road (C56), Ashtead that extends from its junction with Downs Road (D2251) to its junction with Tilley Lane (C56); c) the entire length of Tilley Lane (C56), Headley; d) Miles Hill (B2126), Abinger (also known as Horsham Road), and Holmbury Hill Road (B2126), Abinger that extends from the junction with Pasturewood Road (D280) to the junction with Cotton Row (D279). NOTE: Further to this notification, scheduled dates may be viewed at:https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/seasonal-information-for-road-users/highways-bulletin and https://roadworks.org/

Kind regards


It seems Surrey Highways used to be undecided - but now they're not so sure!

The subsidence in Links Road was to be investigated in February, then Highways decided it would be March. Now it seems the March date has been postponed - indefinitely! We had already advised them that they were closing the road and investigating in the wrong place!

Chris Townsend, the Surrey Conty Councillor, is writing to try to discover what on earth is going on. The words "party" (or similar!) and "brewery" come to mind!

Woodfield Lane - Parking

The Consultation period has now finished on proposed parking restrictions in Ashtead (and eslewhere). We understand there were some objections to the proposed yellow lines in Woodfield Lane - one from as  far away as Langley Vale!

We understand some amendments to the duration of the yellow line restrictions are now proposed whereby Monday to Friday restrictions will apply in the area from the Roman Catholic Church to the Cricket Club, but Monday to Saturday will apply to the remainder. Restrictions are proposed to both sides of the road. Confirmed details will be posted here once known.


Surrey Highways are now publishing a weekly bulletin of road maintenance in the area. This includes Ashtead but also surrounding villages and towns.

(SCC often change this web link so if you get an Error 404 message please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Highways have advised that it may be worth noting that they do try and put the most up to date information in the document at the time of issue, however things are subject to change for all sorts of reasons, including emergencies, breakdowns (plant and equipment etc) and last but not least, the weather!

It is not always possible to include every small piece of work that they do as this is often of a reactive nature and those works tend to be planned on a more day to day or even hourly basis for emergencies and Highway safety considerations which are beyond the scope of this bulletin. 


For details on roadworks, present and future, plus works by the utility companies go to www.roadworks.org and type in the stem of the Post Code e.g. KT21.

Report that pothole or broken street light

Road defects, potholes, broken kerbs, street light problems etc should be reported to Surrey Highways either by telephoning the Helpline 0300 200 1003 or by logging on to the Surrey County Council web site www.surreycc.gov.uk.


You can now report problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting direct from your iPhone.  You simply go to the App Store (iphone or Android) and type in 'Fixmystreet' or "LoveCleanStreets" and it will list the App and you just click to accept this to be downloaded on your phone. They are free of charge and really as simple as that to obtain. Another app for reporting road defects such as potholes is "Fixthathole" also available from the App Store free of charge.

If you have queries with regard to roads in Ashtead, you may email the Associations' Highways Officer, David Baker who will liaise with Surrey Highways as necessary. David's address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Similarly any queries with regard to Transport (Trains and Buses) please contact the Association's Transport Officer. The Email address is the same This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..