Restricting height of tall buildings would create ‘a skyline of little interest’

RESTRICTING the height of tall buildings in Woking town centre will lead to challenges by developers that will be difficult to resist, the borough council’s executive committee was told last week. It... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Councillors refuse plans for two more tower blocks

COUNCILLORS dug their heels in last week to resist two more tower blocks being built in Woking town centre. The borough council’s planning committee refused applications for 28 and 39-storey buildings. Members... Read more »