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Moor Lane Island

‘Moor Lane Island’ was a grass mound at the junction of Moor Lane and New Lane that served as a junction boundary and characterised the area as countryside.

You can see what it looked like here on the image on the right –  a typical road junction feature of old country lanes, just like Moor Lane!

The Controversy begins

In January 2009, Surrey County Council roads departments conspired to remove Moor Lane Island during the dead of night on dubious ‘safety reasons’ without consulting with local residents and in the absence of any data to support that was unsafe.

  • This was all very convenient – Moor Lane was being considered as the access route to a new housing development being proposed by Woking Borough Council, with the land in question owned by Surrey County Council.