Surrey

Surrey meeting over 'HGV dangers' on A25

Claims that HGVs are damaging houses and endangering road users on the A25 in Surrey have led to talks between campaigners and highways officials.

East Surrey MP Sam Gyimah set up a meeting with traffic campaigners and Surrey County Council.

Members of Traffic Action Group A25 have said HGVs are rattling houses, creating driving hazards and posing a danger to pedestrians on the route.

Surrey County Council (SCC) said it could not comment at this stage.

'Solutions needed'

A SCC spokeswoman confirmed highways officials met the group on Friday but said it was too soon for the local authority to comment on what options were available.

Mr Gyimah said the meeting was to tackle "profound problems".

He added: "The damage inflicted by HGVs along the A25 cannot be measured in movement statistics alone.

"Together we need to produce some committed and creative solutions in order to relieve the biggest pressure points along the A25 and enhance people's quality of life that live around the A25."

The A25 runs through Wrotham Heath in Kent to Guildford in Surrey, passing through Westerham, Oxted, Godstone, Bletchingley, Nutfield, Redhill, Reigate and Dorking.

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