Call for Woking Council to keep promise on football club plans

November 8, 2019 5:40 PM
Originally published by Woking Liberal Democrats


It is three weeks since Woking Borough Council accepted a public petition and a motion from Councillors calling for a more measured redevelopment of Woking Football Club.

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However, despite the passage of time, Ward Councillors and the South Woking Action Group have heard nothing from the Council Leadership, the developers GolDev and the Football Club. Which is why Lib Dem Councillor for the area, Will Forster, has written to the Council's Chief Executive calling for the Council to keep its promise to listen to residents that signed the petition. Councillor Forster has also called for the Council to facilitate discussions between GolDev, the South Woking Action Group and Woking FC.


Lib Dem Borough Councillor for Hoe Valley, Will Forster, said:


"Despite three weeks going by, we do not know what is happening with the plans to redevelop Woking FC. That is why I have demanded that the Council follow through on their previous promise to support a more measured development at the Football Club, local people deserve better than this."


"On seeing plans to redevelop the Football Club, local residents quickly got a petition together highlighting their opposition to the plans. I was delighted that the Council unanimously backed their calls, but now they need act."