A PETITION to protect Green Belt land in Woking borough from development has been delivered to Parliament and will be sent to James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Housing.
The 1,250-signature petition was presented to Woking MP Jonathan Lord, who added his signature.
Byfleet and West Byfleet councillor Amanda Boote, along with local campaigners Fiona Syrett and Lynn Cozens and Gary Elson, deputy chairman of the Byfleet, West Byfleet & Pyrford Residents’ Association, were given special permission by John Bercow to present the petition at the Speakers’ Door.
The petition was organised in reaction to the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD, approved by Woking Borough Council on 18 October last year.)
Cllr Boote said that the petition and the council’s consultation over the DPD will now go to an independent inspector to make a ruling.
“We will hear if we are successful later in the year,” Cllr Boote said.
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