Reject the proposals for Junction 10 of the A3/M25

Calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to reject the Development Consent Order for Highways England’s proposals for Junction 10 of the A3/M25. Urges the Secretary of State to adopt the Alternative Scheme advocated by the RHS to protect the local environment and RHS Garden Wisley.

This petition closed on 3 Feb 2021 with 46,388 signatures


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Recent Documents related to Reject the proposals for Junction 10 of the A3/M25

1. New video showcases design for major M25 junction upgrade
15/03/2018 - Highways England
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Found: New video showcases design for major M25 junction upgrade - GOV.UK

2. Recovered appeal: land at Wisley Airfield, Hatch Lane, Ockham (ref: 3159894 - 13 June 2018)
13/06/2018 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: SECTION 78 APPEAL MADE BY WISLEY PROPERTY INVESTMENTS LAND AT WISLEY AIRFIELD, HATCH LANE, OCKHAM

3. Highways England Wisley M25/A3 junction proposal
12/11/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: its concern at Highways England's proposal for a new M25/A3 junction alongside RHS Wisley, near Guildford

4. M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement - People interested in the proposal can register to give their views
26/07/2019 - Planning Inspectorate (The Planning Inspectorate)
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Found: M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement - People interested

5. Highways England’s M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley Interchange improvement application accepted for examination
18/07/2019 - Planning Inspectorate (The Planning Inspectorate)
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Found: Highways England’s M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley Interchange improvement application

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Reject the proposals for Junction 10 of the A3/M25

1. RHS Wisley/A3
26/10/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: As the Minister is aware, M25 junction 10 is where the A3 and M25 link. The growth of traffic on - Speech Link

2. Highway Layouts
07/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: and when projects are put forward for planning consent. The Planning Inspectorate weighs all relevant - Speech Link
2: capture carbon. However, Highways England’s proposal for junction 10 of the M25 will do the exact opposite - Speech Link
3: are committed to the environment and want to see improvements within it. The scheme she mentioned is a - Speech Link
4: Question of the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin, Wisley is part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection - Speech Link

3. Guildford Borough Council
16/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered Guildford Borough Council and its local plan.I am delighted to have you here, Mr - Speech Link

4. M25 Junction 10 Upgrade
12/01/2021 - Written Statements

1: have been asked by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State (Grant Shapps), to make this written ministerial - Speech Link

5. Transport Infrastructure: Essex
06/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered transport infrastructure in Essex.It is a pleasure - Speech Link

6. Strategic Road Network: South West
19/07/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: Point. I also thank his Parliamentary Private Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (James Heappey) - Speech Link
2: raised that point.Highways England had a brief to create an alternative route to the far south-west - Speech Link

7. M26 Closures
25/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: on behalf of the people I represent and on an transport issue of which many people will be very conscious - Speech Link
2: problems that he described on the M26 spread to the M25, M4 and other neighbouring motorways, affecting all - Speech Link
3: it.When plans are developed for any area, local residents and businesses are expected to have their - Speech Link

8. Surrey: M25 Noise Pollution
17/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: beg to move,That this House has considered M25 noise pollution in Surrey.It is a pleasure - Speech Link

9. Dartford Crossing: Congestion
07/12/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: totally agree with my hon. Friend. Option C, which Highways England prefers, would do exactly what he says - Speech Link
2: capacity will increase by some 70% under option C. Highways England provided that figure, which illustrates - Speech Link
3: speak to the garden city builders, the local enterprise partnership, the Freight Transport Association - Speech Link

10. Oral Answers to Questions
24/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: the Government would develop a world-leading transport decarbonisation plan. That will bring together - Speech Link
2: associate myself with the remarks of the Secretary of State about the terrible tragedy yesterday. The - Speech Link
3: incentivise the use of aviation biofuels? Does the Secretary of State have ambitions similar to those of the Scottish - Speech Link
4: Road improvements are a key part of making transport sustainable for the future. The A30 goes all the - Speech Link
5: to meet him, with the Minister of State, Department for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Reject the proposals for Junction 10 of the A3/M25
1. Roads: North of England
asked by: Jonathan Reynolds
21/01/2020
... what his timescale is for receiving an application from Highways England for a Development Consent Order for the Mottram Bypass element of the Transpennine upgrade programme.

2. M25: Noise
asked by: Jonathan Lord
03/03/2020
... if his Department will ask Highways England to replace the poor quality road surface between junctions 10 and 11 of the M25.

3. M25: Noise
asked by: Jonathan Lord
03/03/2020
... what discussions his Department has had with Highways England on noise pollution caused by the concrete road surface between junctions 10 and 11 of the M25.

4. M25: Surrey
asked by: Ben Spencer
11/05/2020
... if his Department will require that Highways England ensure the work scheduled in 2020 to improve the road surface between junctions 10 and 11 of the M25 will include the replacement of all remaining road surface joints.

5. Cycling: Cambridgeshire
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
04/11/2019
... what assessment his Department has made of whether Highways England’s provision for cycle travel in the (a) A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon and (b) A428 Caxton Gibbet highway schemes complies with its design standards for cycling infrastructure; and what steps he is taking to ensure that Highways England conforms with its own design standards in all future highway schemes and development proposals affecting the Strategic Road Network throughout England.

Latest Questions

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We believe the proposals from Highways England for Junction 10 of the A3/M25 are flawed because an Alternative has not been considered, and that the DCOs scheme unnecessarily threatens the environment including the future of RHS Garden Wisley. The proposals would put the RHS under huge financial burden; the increased journey time to the Garden could lose the RHS £6.6m during the construction period & lead to a loss of £19.2m over 10-years. The Garden risks the loss of 44 ancient trees on the boundary of RHS Wisley.


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Government Response

As this is a live planning application, we are unable to comment on the merits of the proposals.


On 12 July 2020, the Examining Authority, a panel of two planning inspectors appointed by the Planning Inspectorate, concluded its eight-month-long examination of Highways England’s application for a Development Consent Order to upgrade Junction 10 of the M25, also known as the A3 Wisley Interchange. As part of this process the Examining Authority heard evidence from those that opposed the scheme as well as those proposing it. There is now a period of three months for the Examining Authority to write its report and recommendation. The Secretary of State is due to receive this by 12 October 2020. Upon receiving the report, the Secretary of State will have three months to issue a decision on this application.

The Department for Transport acts in a quasi-judicial role in this decision and the proposal is subject to a live planning application. As such the Department is not able to comment on the merits of the case.

Department for Transport