I’m continuing to do everything I can to get Brenley Corner the upgrade it desperately needs.
On Friday 11 March I hosted the latest in a series of meetings with the Brenley Corner project team at National Highways.
The team continues to work on potential options for Brenley Corner after I successfully lobbied for the junction to be included in the Government’s Second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2).
National Highways now has funding to develop proposals to improve the junction, although final say has yet to be given by the Department for Transport as to whether funding will be provided to turn these plans into reality.
Over the coming months, the project team will continue talking to local councillors and stakeholders about the plans. In this period, there will also be a second series of community working groups that present an opportunity to build on the feedback already given by community, environmental and business groups during a previous series of sessions in autumn 2021.
I’ve told National Highways that these sessions need to be well targeted, to include the right people and ensure they get the range of opinion and comment they need.
There will be further opportunity for everyone living and working in the area to give their feedback at a public consultation currently planned for the summer.
In the meantime, I’m continuing to make the case to Ministers that improvements to Brenley Corner are essential. These improvements aren’t just for local motorists, but also mean better traffic flow along the Channel corridor.
I’m determined to see problems with this junction fixed once and for all.