Resident Sandra Simkin described the public consultation to take land in the borough out of the green belt as “ludicrous”
10:18, 3 AUGUST 2015
BY REBECCA SHEPHERD
Transformation of the Big Apple complex in Woking have been proposed
A new Woking-wide protest group could be formed in a bid to derail the current proposals to take areas of land in the borough out of the green belt.
Mayford resident Sandra Simkin described the public consultation – which closed at 5pm on Friday (July 31) as “ludicrous” – and is pushing for a new protest group to be formed.
“We’re not satisfied with any of the other groups,” Mrs Simkin said. “We feel not enough is being done. We’re making contacts with people on sites all over Woking and also in Sheerwater.
“You talk to anyone and they are only too happy to join because they are appalled at the extent of what is being proposed. The consultation is ludicrous. It’s all been decided already.”
The public consultation was launched six weeks ago and gives residents the opportunity to respond to the Draft Site Allocations (DPD) which earmarked sites where homes, shops, offices and industrial sites could be built in the future.
Transformation of urban areas in the town centre have been proposed, including to landmarks such as the Big Apple complex and to the streets near the railway station.
Potential development sites within Woking borough