Greenbelt sites identified for development in Woking
6:04am 29th May 2015
(Updated 11:48am 29th May 2015)
Parts of the Greenbelt around Woking could be built on.
The borough council has outlined 14 potential sites for development.
If approved, it would see Woking lose between two and three per cent of its Greenbelt.
Many more urban sites have been earmarked as the council aims to build 4,964 homes by 2027.
Councillor John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “The Site Allocation Development Plan Document is an important stepping stone towards identifying future development sites within the Borough until 2027.
“It is a formal legal process that the Council is committed to delivering as part of its adopted Woking Core Strategy. Otherwise, we run the risk of failing to identify enough land to meet our future requirements.
“The Site Allocations Document will potentially identify both urban and Greenbelt sites for future development.
“We are, however, acutely aware of local concerns about the Greenbelt as a much cherished part of our natural environment which brings pleasure and enjoyment to many.
“Any decision by the council will ensure that the purpose and integrity of the Greenbelt is not undermined.
“Any land to be removed from the Greenbelt for housing is unlikely to be released for development before 2022.”
(Sites below will only be released for development as part of a future review of the Core Strategy)