Campaigns

Esso pipeline

Esso is planning to replace 90km of its 105km underground aviation fuel pipeline that runs from Southampton to London.

A large portion of the existing pipeline, and the proposed new route for the replacement pipeline, pass through Surrey Heath.

Better connections to Heathrow Airport

Not only do Surrey Heath residents use Heathrow for holidays and business travel, many actually work at the Airport too.

Better transport connections are desperately needed in order to reduce congestion along the M3, especially as the Airport wishes to expand.

Ash Vale flooding

Many residents on the Avondale estate in Ash Vale have suffered from repeated flooding, and in May 2019 Michael wrote to SSE in wholehearted support of the application submitted by the 6th Avondale Residents Association for a  resilience grant.

Heathrow Expansion

On 22 February 2019, Michael chaired a special Q&A session at the Briars Centre in Lightwater about Heathrow's Airspace and Future Operations Consultation, which closed on 4 March. Four representatives from the Airport were there to answers residents’ queries and concerns.

Unauthorised Incursions

The Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP recently organised a meeting in Runnymede, which was attended by senior representatives from virtually every Surrey district council, together with Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner and a number of Surrey MPs.

Step-free access at Ash Vale Station

Michael Gove is continuing to press for step-free access to be installed at Ash Vale Station, as the current access at the station is difficult for less-able people, such as the elderly, and completely impossible for those in a wheelchair.

Developments in Ash and Tongham

Many local residents have expressed concerns about the number of housing developments in the Ash and Tongham area, and the lack of infrastructure to cope with an inevitable increase in population and the number of cars on the already congested roads.

Fairoaks Airport

Proposals have been put forward to develop Fairoaks Airport into a Garden Village of 1,500 homes. Local residents fear the impact it would have on the neighbouring village of Chobham, which already suffers from congested traffic.

Michael Gove MP said:

Frimley Green Traffic Lights

Local residents are campaigning against the prospect of 4-way traffic lights being installed on the Green as a consequence of the significant housing development coming to Deepcut. They maintain that if traffic lights are installed the whole character of the village Green will be altered.

Rail Services

Michael wholeheartedly supports the fight for a greatly improved rail service, and is working together with local Councillors to ensure residents’ voices are heard.