Masterplan will shape town centre’s future

A MASTERPLAN is to shape the future of Woking town centre – the first document of its kind to provide comprehensive guidance for councillors, developers and investors. The borough council’s executive committee... Read more »

Old master-style murals uncovered in derelict pub

MURALS painted in the style of a famous Renaissance artist were uncovered during the demolition of a derelict Woking pub that is being replaced by a block of flats. The paintings were... Read more »

Residents fight to save fire-damaged cottage

NEIGHBOURS and a former tenant are rallying to prevent a fire-damaged listed cottage in Westfield from being demolished and replaced with two new houses. People who live near Dormer Cottage and the... Read more »

Housing proposal around football stadium is reduced – but club tackles plans as ‘negative

A HOUSING development that is proposed to be built either side of the Woking FC ground has been reduced before a formal planning application is submitted early next month. The board of... Read more »

Love them or hate them, Woking needs the towers, says chief exec

WOKING Borough Council’s soon-to-retire chief executive has robustly defended building tower blocks in the town centre – and criticised the councillors who refused applications for more high-rise apartments. Ray Morgan also denied... Read more »

Loan for flagship Victoria Square now £700million

WOKING Council has agreed to borrow up to £700million to enable its flagship Victoria Square town centre regeneration to be completed. Soaring costs, with significant causes including delays due the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »

Retirement flats planned for former school site

A NEW building with 49 retirement flats is being planned to replace the former Greenfield School near Woking town centre. The proposals follow the school moving from Brooklyn Road to the former... Read more »

Public hearing for appeal against rejection of stadium plans

A PUBLIC hearing is to be held for the appeal against the rejection of plans to build a new 9,000-seat stadium for Woking FC and more than 1,000 adjacent flats. Local residents... Read more »

Detailed plans of development to replace Sheer House

DETAILED plans for retirement flats to replace Sheer House in West Byfleet have been made available. The plans for 195 homes in three blocks of five and six storeys have been submitted... Read more »

Residents set to fight plans for 17-storey block of flats

LOCAL residents are gearing up to oppose plans for a 17-storey block of flats in Woking town centre after succeeding in stopping the building of five tower blocks, including one of 38... Read more »