Planning inquiry: EcoWorld

UPDATE: The Planning Inspector has upheld EcoWorld’s appeal. Read more about the appeal and how to access the inspector's report.

Planning inquiry information

Appeal ref: APP/A3655/W/21/3276474 - Land to the north and south of Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6JT

The inquiry opened on Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 10am.

It was held in-person at Woking Borough Council's Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, GU21 6YL.

There was also an option to participate virtually.

Inquiry timetable

  • Tuesday 30 November, inquiry opened at 10am: Inspector’s opening announcements and opening statements from appellant, council, and rule 6 party; statements from interested persons and appellant’s first witness (Mr Nigel Bidwell - design).
  • Wednesday 1 December: council’s first witness (Mr Paul Hearmon - daylight and sunlight) and council’s second witness (Mr Peter Rainier).
  • Thursday 2 December: Appellant’s second witness (Dr Chris Miele - townscape and visual impact) and Appellant’s third witness (Mr Gordon Ingram - daylight and sunlight).     
  • Friday 3 December: Appellant’s fourth witness (Ms Katy Davis - planning); S106 agreement and planning conditions.
  • Tuesday 7 December: Third parties and Closing submissions by the parties – the council, rule 6 party (Oaks and Vale Farm Road Residents' Group) and the appellant.

Appeal documents

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