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 »

Goldsworth Road tower blocks application rejected by councillors

RESIDENTS who campaigned long and hard against a redevelopment in Woking town centre that would include five tower blocks and more than 900 homes are relieved that plans for the complex have... Read more »

Football club says revised homes plan should include new stand

WOKING FC will oppose plans to build housing next to the stadium unless the developer helps to provide a new west stand at a cost of around £6 million. Rosemary Johnson, the... Read more »

Independent review supports concern at tower blocks plan

RESIDENTS’ opposition to the Greening Goldsworth Road development plans has been reinforced by an independent report paid for by a crowdfunding campaign. The group of more than 60 from Oak’s Road and... Read more »