Redevelopment work at one of the country’s busiest junctions, Wisley, is taking another step forward.

The restoration of up to 25 hectares of heathland where the A3 meets the M25 will get underway next week.

The habitat is one of the UK’s most threatened environments, with 85% lost across the region over the last 200 years.

National Highways will begin a project to restore an area the size of 47 full-sized football pitches.

The group will allow plants like bell heather, wood sage and wavy hairgrass to grow again.

It says this will in turn, support the wildlife that needs lowland heathland to survive.

The end date for the works, costing more than £300 million, is summer 2025.