The route south of Guildford to Horsham has been an important transport corridor for centuries. In the Victorian era it attracted substantial investment in the form of the Wey and Arun Junction Canal and the Horsham to Guildford Railway, both now closed. With the rise of Motor Transport, we have been left with the A281 which wends it way to Horsham passing through several significant villages.
This corridor is a significant route into Guildford Borough from the South, and it is vital that it operates effectively.
There is infrastructure available for growth which should be protected.
There are now plans (See full details in attached article) that would disrupt the old rail alignment in favour of re-opening the canal. The Society believes there needs to be a careful debate before this is acceded too involving bodies who strategically plan transport e.g. TfSE. Transport corridors are in scarce supply in the South East and they should be protected for future generations.
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