Postcodes: GU21, GU22, GU23, GU24
The borough of Woking was formed in 1895 and is located in the West of Surrey. It has a rich architectural heritage and boasts a Tudor Palace, historic waterways and Britain’s first Mosque. In 2007 the gallery and museum ‘the Lightbox’, was opened. Located between the town centre and Basingstoke Canal, the development was designed by Marks Barfield Architects (the creators of the London Eye). The introduction of the railways to the area in 1838 provided links to London, making the borough attractive to live in for those who wanted easy access to the capital.
The main areas in Woking are: Byfleet, West Byfleet, Pyrford, Goldsworth Park, Horsell, Knaphill, Brookwood, Maybury, Mayford, Mount Hermon, St Johns, Hook Heath, Old Woking, King Field, Westfield, Sheerwater, Woodham and Woking Town Centre.
Woking Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Woking conservation areas:
Ashwood Road/Heathside Park Road, Lower Knaphill, Aviary Road, Pyrford, Mount Hermon, Basingstoke Canal, Old Avenue, West Byfleet, Birchwood Road, West Byfleet, Old Woking, Brooklands (part of), Pond Road, Brookwood Cemetery, Pyrford, Byfleet Corner/ Rosemount Parade, West Byfleet Station Approach, West Byfleet, Byfleet Village St Johns, Fishers Hill, Hook Heath, Sutton Park/Sutton Green, Holyoake Crescent, Horsell, The Hockering, Horsell, Wey and Godalming Navigations, Horsell Birch, Wheatsheaf, Woking Town Centre
Planning in Woking
At the time of the 2011 census, the population of Woking was 99,200, whilst the number of households was 39,500. This was a 10.5% and 7.0% rise from ten years before. The rising population in Woking means that there is a growing demand for housing and for projects such as extensions and new builds. Get Planning and Architecture are experts in these types of project, and can assist you skilfully through the planning process.
Woking Planning Applications & Appeals
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The £250m ‘Victoria Square’ project in Woking town centre was granted planning permission in November 2014. This massive development will involve the provision of a new outdoor public space and the construction of three towers of between 21 and 34 storeys in the town centre. It will provide 392 new residential appartments, a hotel, spa, medical centre, two plazas and retail space.
In other news, a large development to provide affordable housing is underway on a 9.5 hectare site near Moor Lane in Westfield. The development, named ‘Kingsmoor Park’, will provide 371 new homes to the area. Out of the residences, 224 will be social housing and 147 for private sale. The project forms part of the council’s plans to provide much needed affordable housing for the area. Property developer Kier is overseeing the project, after having signed a deal with the council in November 2013. The completion of the project was phased between 2015 and 2017.
Woking Contact Information
Woking – Local Planning Authority
Woking Borough Council
For more information, visit www.woking.gov.uk