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.
On 12 January 2018, Michael attended a meeting with residents and representatives from Surrey Heath Borough Council, when it was proposed that the County Council should be asked to consider alternative traffic-management solutions to the installation of traffic lights, which would be acceptable to all.
Michael wrote on 18 January 2018 to the Leader of Surrey County Council to underline the strength of residents’ feelings, and to ask him to ensure that County officials arrange to meet residents and representatives from the Borough to explore alternatives.
Michael held a further meeting with residents and representatives from Surrey Heath Borough Council and Surrey County Council on 25 January 2019 to discuss the progress made in finding an alternative solution to the traffic lights.
On 12 October 2019, Michael was informed that the proposed traffic lights will now not go ahead. Surrey County Council has accepted an improved roundabouts design for Frimley Green, put forward by local residents, as a suitable alternative to the 4-way traffic lights.
A further update will be posted in due course.