The luckless and overloaded A281 carries an ever increasing load.
Developers have been flooding the planning departments
Developers have been flooding the planning departments with planning applications in recent months. There are currently proposals for Cranleigh, Alfold, Wildwood Golf & Country Club and the Springbok Estate (sandwiched between Dunsfold Park, Dunsfold and the A281.
For a number of years, there has been continuing development west of Horsham. This carries on apace and is spreading out towards Crawley. The luckless and overloaded A281 carries an ever increasing load to/from Horsham, a mere 11 miles away.
This is currently the main entract from Stovolds Hill into Dunsfold Park.
This will become the entrance to the industrial and business areas, sewage and water treatment works. Cars, vans, lorries and HGVs thundering past rural houses and many others that live in this lane.
This extract taken from the Motion Transport Assessment Reviews, Dunsfold Aerodrome, Dunsfold 2008/9. "... therefore lead to an unacceptable impact upon the local highway network". The views of Surrey County Council were considered by a Planning Inspector at a public enquiry in September 2009 and found to be sound. On that basis, the Secretary of State concluded that: "... the development would generate a considerable amount of additional road traffic and considers that this would have a severe and unacceptable impact on an overstreached local road network and that the scheme would be unsustainable in transport terms"
Against such an evidental background, the increase in traffic since 2009 suggests that the infrastructure deficiencies present an even greater challange in 2016.