Cranleigh Society asked Surrey County Council and Cranleigh Parish Council for

updates concerning the High Street plans – money Cranleigh deserves and needs. 

Surrey County Council says – 

‘The plans exhibited at the public engagement event in November ’23 are now moving to a detailed design phase. We will be taking into account some of the feedback we received as the plans are developed by a team of Highway Engineers over the next 3-10 months. During detailed design we will be undertaking further modelling of the Village way junction to ensure accurate representation of current traffic flows, and undertaking a pedestrian survey which will look at the use of each of the ‘middle pedestrian islands’ along the High Street and Rowland Road.

We have updated our Frequently Asked Questions page on our website : If you have not done so already, please do visit our site, enter your email address to be kept updated.’

‘Works are expected to take six months. It will be carried out in phases, to avoid other works in the area where possible. Please note that the timeframes listed below are subject to change:

  • Construction Phase 1 – Horseshoe Lane – Spring 2024 – Spring 2024
  • Construction Phase 2 – Obelisk – Jan 2025 – Spring 2025
  • Construction Phase 3 – High Street – Spring 2025 – Summer 2025′

n.b. The Horseshoe Lane roundabout is not part of the High Street project.

Cranleigh Parish Council has no news about a public meeting yet.

For the record – Cranleigh Society does not agree with the removal of the mini roundabout at Village Way and we have made this clear to the councils.  This is historic as more accidents happened there before its installation.  It’s difficult to know if modern research is correct, but this is the view of the committee and many members. We also have very serious reservations and concerns about many of the other ‘improvements’, such as bus laybys and pedestrian refuges and have expressed these clearly through the official channels.