England: Woking developer plans appeal to build new stadium

source: GetSurrey.co.uk

England: Woking developer plans appeal to build new stadium After the project fell through in June, developer behind it began analysing options. Now it's confirmed that an appeal will be filed against the council's rejection of the new stadium and housing.

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A brand new stadium for just over 9,000 people, conjoined with a medical centre and surrounded by 1,048 apartments (of which almost 450 in the affordable category) – that's been the plan for Woking FC's stadium reconstruction scheme.

But the developer behind it, GolDev, suffered a massive blow back in June. Despite the project having been recommended for approval, the city council voted massively against the plan, with 8 members against and 1 abstention.

Woking Community Stadium© Woking Community Stadium

But, according to British law, major project developers have 6 months to consider appealing such decision. We're past the half-way point of that period and GolDev has confirmed it will file an appeal. This means a second attempt at pushing the £250 million project through.

South Woking Action Group (SWAG), group opposing the stadium development, is preparing to fight it for the second time. But this time they're on the same side with the city council, or so they see it.

GolDev has not yet given a precise date when the appeal should be expected. It will be valid as long as it's filed before Christmas.

Woking Community Stadium© Woking Community Stadium

Woking Community Stadium© Woking Community Stadium

Woking Community Stadium© Woking Community Stadium

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