Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling has reiterated the Government’s recognition of transport infrastructure and investment as a priority area and important catalyst in delivering housing growth.

He stated that “the Department has developed a joint Housing and Transport program with the Department for Communities and Local Government, and we [are] working closely together to deliver it.”

In respect to the Lysander Park proposals, he has expressed his support for the pursuit of the new motorway junction citing the Department’s “strategic ambitions for housing and transport”. Mr Grayling has since advised the Highways England to work with Thakeham and Redhill Aerodrome on the proposal as it is developed. The Redhill Garden Community proposals include the delivery of crucial road infrastructure, including the a new junction and link road between the M23 and A23. The new link will reduce congestion and also provide quicker access to the East Surrey Hospital and its A&E facilities.