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 »

McLaren helping NHS vaccine rollout across the borough

WOKING-based supercar manufacturer McLaren is supporting the NHS vaccination rollout by making available its accessible Victoria Gate office in the town centre as a community centre. Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS... Read more »

Fiery Bird music venue gets new home

THE Fiery Bird music venue has been given a permanent home in the former Bed Bar premises in Woking town centre. The Phoenix Cultural Centre, that runs the Fiery Bird offering live... Read more »

Height limits could be set on new buildings in town centre

LIMITS on the height of new buildings in Woking town centre might be introduced after the borough council leader announced a consultation with residents over future developments. The Citizens Panel is to... Read more »

New £2m bridge offers route across canal into Woking

A NEW pedestrian and cycle bridge has opened to provide an uninterrupted route across the Basingstoke Canal in Woking. The bridge is alongside the Chobham Road highway bridge, where the towpath changes... Read more »

Silver screen set to reopen in Woking

THE cinemas in Woking town centre are to reopen soon after being closed for a year for refurbishments and will have a new name, Nova. A firm date hasn’t been given for... Read more »

Shoppers return to Woking town centre

TOWN centre shops in Woking are reporting a steady increase in trade each week, with trading back up to 60% of their pre-coronavirus figures. John Paul, Woking Shopping manager, said that there... Read more »

Breathing life back into the local economy

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by #Wearewoking urging residents and visitors to the town centre and surrounding areas to shop, eat and enjoy everything local as more businesses reopen. The new Love... Read more »