“The Royal Horticultural Society is disappointed that the Secretary of State has approved the application in relation to the M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange. The RHS has engaged constructively from the outset of this process, including producing a deliverable alternative scheme to ensure safer journeys, to protect the local environment and irreplaceable woodland and wildlife, and to safeguard the future of RHS Garden Wisley.
“While this is not the outcome we have long campaigned for, the RHS will now fully consider the detail of the decision. In the meantime, we will continue to liaise with National Highways and others to seek further improvements to the strategic and local road network that will be needed in coming years to minimise disruption for the millions of visitors to our world class and much loved Garden.
“As a member-driven charity, we also want to thank all our members and the local community who supported the RHS in our campaign including through our petition. The petition was a powerful statement on the importance of RHS Garden Wisley and the difference it makes to the local community, but also the national relevance of the Garden and the future of horticulture."
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