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Letter: Will St Catherine’s Hill Be Left in Good Order After Tunnel Works?

Published on: 30 Apr, 2020
Updated on: 30 Apr, 2020

St Catherine’s Hill work in progress

From John Harrison

St Catherine’s Village Association committee member

I have seen various articles The Guildford Dragon NEWS about the cave at St Catherine’s Hill but haven’t noticed anything about how the railway tunnel works will end up, in particular, whether the top will be attractively landscaped or effectively covered with concrete.

Have you got any info on this or a contact at network rail who might be able to answer?

A spokesperson for Network Rail responded: “Once the work has finished, the cutting face and the areas of grass we have been working on will be carefully reseeded and protected with erosion netting.

“We will also undertake a walkabout with the council before we leave the site.”

See articles on St Catherine’s Hill here.

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Responses to Letter: Will St Catherine’s Hill Be Left in Good Order After Tunnel Works?

  1. Stuart Barnes Reply

    May 1, 2020 at 8:41 am

    As I asked in a previous letter, please confirm that the substantial access road created will be taken back to its natural grass condition, ie as it was before the work started.

    If that is not done then there will be illegal parking and other problems.

    Network Rail has responded: “The access road is also on common land and its reinstatement will be agreed with the [Surrey County] Council. The road was only wide enough for cars and small vans, so it was necessary to widen it to get our vehicles in.

    “We will endeavour to return the road to the condition it was in before the work started.”

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