Have you wondered when construction of the path was going to start?
Latest update from Surrey County Council
Immediately north of Weybridge Railway Station, we are planning to construct a shared pedestrian/cycle path along the western side of B374 Heath Road as far as Brooklands Lane. Detailed design work has been carried out and in mid-October, the tendering process to appoint a contractor started. The aim is for construction to begin during February/March 2020 but this is dependent on responses to the tendering process and successfully acquiring street works permits.
Selected tree removal and ground clearance works proceeded detailed design in August 2019. Working with Elmbridge Borough Council, these works were completed using a specialist contractor. As well as providing necessary width for the pedestrian/cycle path to be built, the tree works have also removed dead wood reducing risk to all users of the road, and have given the existing trees more space to grow into maturity, by removing self-seeded trees that compete for the limited space. Works also included removing the undergrowth, which was primarily holly, which will allow light in to encourage regrowth of vegetation, benefitting a wider range of species. Where possible we have retained higher value specimen trees, in consultation with the Elmbridge Borough Council specialist. Where a retained tree is on the line of the path, sections of the path will be diverted behind the tree, or there will be localised narrowing of the path where appropriate.