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A message from Chris Grayling MP about the Heathrow airspace consultation.

Firstly, I wanted to reassure you that the consultation is not specifically about Epsom and Ewell. Heathrow is carrying the consultation out across a large swathe of the London area so that people are aware that they want to make changes to their flightpath arrangements.

This is not a Government consultation, and indeed we have received […]

2019-03-08T16:04:03+00:00March 8th, 2019|Local Campaigns, Transport|

Government Housing Strategy

Dear constituent

I have been asked by a number of people about the Government’s housing strategy, and how it will affect our area. I thought it might be helpful to explain the situation so that you are fully briefed.

Firstly, there is no doubt that we need to build more houses in the UK. There is a […]

2018-03-21T15:49:18+00:00March 21st, 2018|Local Campaigns|

Pay As you Go Ticketing Coming to Epsom

Dear constituent

I am writing to you finally with more news about what is happening about Oyster and pay as you go ticketing for Epsom.

As you will recall, I wrote after becoming Transport Secretary to say that I wasn’t simply in a position to introduce changes for my own constituency – the rules rightly do not […]

2017-03-27T10:10:28+00:00March 27th, 2017|Local Campaigns, Transport|

Ashtead Station Level Crossing

Network Rail have confirmed that there will be a delay of several months before they can start work on the level crossing at Ashtead station. Chris met representatives of the company on July 17th to discuss the problems. He said afterwards: “This is a very annoying development, though they have changed some of the switches […]

2015-07-28T13:24:22+00:00July 28th, 2015|Local Campaigns|

Backland Development

I have had a meeting with Reigate and Banstead Council about the issue of backland development in Nork. I am concerned that the scale of development in some streets is still changing the character of the area inappropriately.

The new national planning framework should give local councils much greater autonomy over local development, as long as […]

2015-02-11T14:59:10+00:00February 11th, 2015|Local Campaigns|

Southern Rail

I am, though, working as hard as I can to ensure that the problems on the Southern routes are dealt with as quickly as possible. The industrial dispute remains an ongoing issue. But it is not the only problem.

At the moment GTR, the train operating company, runs the trains, and Network Rail runs the tracks […]

2015-02-11T14:50:04+00:00February 11th, 2015|Local Campaigns, Transport|

Save Epsom – Bridleway Petition

Chris Grayling handed in a petition to Epsom & Ewell Council last week signed by around 80 residents who want to protect the bridleway off Downs Road in Epsom.

The residents are objecting to a planning application that seeks to sell of part of a back garden in order to build a new house which would be accessed be via […]

2013-01-08T21:12:12+00:00January 8th, 2013|Local Campaigns|

Save Epsom – Sept 2012

Chris is one of a group of local people who have established the Save Epsom campaign to put pressure on the Borough council over planning strategy for the town following the controversial redevelopment of the area around Epsom station. The group has held a number of meetings with the Borough and has been instrumental in […]

2012-12-21T17:39:14+00:00December 21st, 2012|Local Campaigns|