Plans submitted for 25-storey block of affordable apartments

A PLANNING application has been submitted for a 25-storey building comprising 225 homes on a combined site at Technology House, in Goldsworth Road, and Poole House, on the corner of neighbouring Poole... Read more »

Tallest tower block would have only one staircase

PROPOSALS for a 37-storey residential tower block in the Goldsworth Road development have attracted comment for the building having only one staircase. Planning permission for five tower blocks was granted when a... Read more »

Go-ahead given for five more tower blocks in town centre

WOKING’S skyline will creep higher after planning permission was granted for five more tower blocks, including one of 37 storeys, in the town centre. A Planning Inspectorate public inquiry allowed an appeal... Read more »

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 »

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 »