News: Leader secures victory at Surrey Planning meeting - lorry movements at Oxted Quarry capped at 112 HGV movements a day
The Leader of Tandridge District Council, Councillor Martin Fisher, secured a victory for his residents at today’s Surrey County Council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee, persuading councillors to set a daily cap of 112 HGV movements a day at Oxted Quarry, rather than the 156 movements proposed. His proposal was supported by Tandridge District Council and Sam Gyimah, MP for East Surrey.
Councillor Martin Fisher spoke at the meeting as the quarry falls within his ward (Oxted North & Tandridge). He has been speaking out about this issue since 2007, strongly contesting this level of traffic movement and associated activity is unacceptable and dangerous for residents living in the area.
Councillor Martin Fisher, Leader of Tandridge District Council, said: “This is an issue I have been championing since 2007 and I am delighted that today I managed to secure a great result for local people. The movement of lorries has significantly affected the quality of lives of people living in the area and this new cap constitutes a positive step forward. I will continue to monitor the situation closely and I would encourage residents who have any ongoing concerns to get in touch.”