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GATWICK ROUTE 4 UPDATE

In view of the volume of correspondence I have received from concerned constituents about proposed changes to Gatwick take-off Route 4, my office recently met with Andy Sinclair, Head of Airspace Strategy at Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL), for an update.

CRISPIN BLUNT RECEIVES REASSURANCES ON THE REDHILL FARES HUMP

After meeting with the Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, yesterday (11 February 2020), he instructed the Department for Transport to seek details from GTR about how they will deliver the removal of the Redhill Fares Hump. This is currently subject to a ministerial undertaking by the then Rail Minister made on 18th October 2018. This was to be completed by the end of the current franchise in 2021 but no progress was made towards it, with across the board fare rises at the start of 2020. That lack of progress led to the latest meeting with the rail minister.

GATWICK AIRPORT ROUTE 4

Whether one has followed this issue closely or is simply reacting to the latest news, I wholly appreciate and fully understand the current frustration felt by many of my constituents about yet another proposed move to the track of Gatwick Airport’s infamous take off Route 4, this time back to something replicating its pre-2012 path, which is more northerly than the existing route and has the potential to affect larger swathes of populated area, especially to the south of Redhill and Reigate.

TONBRIDGE RAILWAY LINE LANDSLIP

Following the serious landslip that occurred on the railway track between Godstone and Edenbridge on 22 December, I wrote to the CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) in a joint letter with the two other MPs whose constituents are directly affected, Claire Coutinho (East Surrey) and Tom Tugendhat

EPSOM & ST HELIER HOSPITAL TRUST CONSULTATION

For well over a decade the need for Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust to build a new specialist acute care facility to address its shocking secondary health infrastructure has been held out in front of us.

Election Statement: Thank You and next steps

Thank You

I would like to extend the warmest thanks to all those who voted for me in last week’s General Election. Obviously, I am very relieved at the result both in Reigate and across the country which gives the country a government with the Parliamentary authority for a full term.

HIGHWAYS ENGLAND WORKS ON J8 M25 POSTPONED

Further to my recent post regarding proposed improvements works at J8 of the M25, official confirmation has been received from Highways England that these works, scheduled to commence next month, have now been postponed.

The Road Ahead: A Brexit update from Crispin Blunt MP.

I have been writing a Brexit Blog Post for a year as the best way to respond to correspondence from constituents covering every conceivable position on the UK’s decision to leave the EU. All my previous posts are available here: