Battlebridge Skate Park is the preferred site by Surrey County Council for the new primary school in the Redhill/Merstham area, principally to serve Watercolour and Park 25 housing estates.
We are very concerned about the danger of children walking through Holmethorpe to get to school and are also worried that there will be a significant increase in traffic flow on our already congested roads. There will also be congestion at the already busy junction of New Battlebridge Lane/A23.
The campaign group recently set up to oppose the plans have identified several other more suitable sites, closer to both housing estates. They oppose plans for this site for a variety of reasons which can be viewed on their Facebook site, but our concerns are more to do with the effects on the industrial estate.
The plans have yet to be published, but you can still voice your opposition on the campaign group Facebook page www.facebook.com/NoToBattlebridgeSite by liking it and sharing it.
See also the article in this week’s Surrey Mirror.
We will keep you posted with developments
The Holmethorpe Estate Association Committee