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Planning inquiry: Woking Football Club Stadium and associated developments

Update (14 December 2021): The Secretary of State dismisses stadium development planning appeal.

Appeal ref: APP/A3655/W/20/3265969 (Appeal A): land south of Kingfield Road and east of Westfield Avenue, Westfield, Woking, Surrey GU22 9PF

Appeal ref: APP/A3655/W/20/3265974 (Appeal B): land south of Hoe Valley School and east of railway tracks, Egley Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 0NH

Planning inquiry information

The Planning Inspectorate held an inquiry into the Woking Football Club Stadium and associated developments planning appeals which started on Monday 10 May 2021.

Inquiry timetable

  • Monday 10 May – 1.30pm – Inquiry opens. Inspector’s opening announcements and opening statements from appellant, Council, and Rule 6 Parties (SWAG & HVNF); statements from interested persons. Adjourn about 5pm.
  • Tuesday 11 May – Statements from interested persons (cont)/HVNF evidence/Council’s first witness (Mr Lewis – Transport and Parking).
  • Wednesday 12 May – Council’s second witness (Mr Rainier).
  • Thursday 13 May – Council’s second witness (Mr Rainier - cont); SWAG first witness (Mr Caulfield)/SWAG second witness (Mrs Bowes)/SWAG third witness (Mr Jarman)/Appellant’s first witness (Mr Gold - background to schemes).
  • Friday 14 May – Appellant’s second witness (Mr Bittleston - background to schemes)/Appellant’s third witness (Mr Gilham - Architecture and Design)/Appellant’s fourth witness (Mr Dunford – Daylight – start, if time).
  • Monday 17 May – 1.30pm – Appellant’s fourth witness (Mr Dunford – Daylight – start or continue)/Appellant’s fifth witness (Mr Southwell – Transport & Parking - start).
  • Tuesday 18 May - Appellant’s fifth witness (Mr Southwell – Transport and Parking - cont)/Appellant’s sixth witness (Mr Collins – Planning).
  • Wednesday 19 May – Round Table Sessions on planning obligations and conditions.
  • Thursday 20 May – Closing submissions by the parties – firstly any interested persons, then the Rule 6 Parties (SWAG and HVNF), then the Council, and finally the Appellant
  • Monday 24 May – Possible date for post-inquiry site visit.

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Appeal documents

The appeal names and references are as follows:

  • Appeal ref: APP/A3655/W/20/3265969 (Appeal A): land south of Kingfield Road and east of Westfield Avenue, Westfield, Woking, Surrey GU22 9PF
  • Appeal ref: APP/A3655/W/20/3265974 (Appeal B): land south of Hoe Valley School and east of railway tracks, Egley Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 0NH

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Planning inquiry documents

To date, we have publish a large proportion of the planning inquiry documents. Any outstanding documents will be published soon.

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