Following the recent victory in his referendum on pedestrianisation, Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey has ensured that momentum is not lost by securing the involvement of leader of Surrey County Council, David Hodge in finding a viable pedestrian-friendly plan for Farnham.
Having already established the commitment of Farnham’s Surrey County Councillors Pat Frost, leader of the council’s Passenger Transport Task Group, and Denise Le Gal to help develop a workable scheme, Jeremy approached David Hodge to discuss his wish for acting swiftly following the outcome of the referendum. After discussion Mr Hodge has agreed to take part in ‘walkabout visit’ to Farnham in early September in order to fully appraise what type of plan might be suitable for development.
Jeremy said, ‘I am delighted that David Hodge has agreed to visit Farnham in September. It is crucial for us to have the Council’s collaboration from the outset to ensure a robust and workable plan can be fully realised. With such partnership and consultation and I am confident that we will develop a practical and affordable plan which will transform the town centre for the enjoyment of its residents and visitors.’