Pyrford Green Belt Action Group

Saving Pyrford's Woods & Fields

Local Elections: Candidates Q&A

Pyrford Green Belt Action Group wrote to all Woking local election candidates asking their thoughts on a range of Green Belt topics. Every candidate was asked 5 questions with an additional question for those standing for election in Pyrford.
We thank ALL candidates who responded, regardless of the views expressed.

40 letters were sent and 10 candidates replied.
Of the 4 Pyrford candidates 2 replied.
(as at 27th April 2018)

To give residents a broad view of candidates’ support, responses were annotated according to the depth of support for the Green Belt shown in replies on a scale of 1-5.
“5” shows the highest support.
Some answers were non-commital.

May Local Elections 2018 - Candidates Reply Summary

These are the letters sent by the Pyrford Green Belt Action Group:

Candidate questions May 2018 (5 questions)

Pyrford candidate questions May 2018 (6 questions)

N.B. Remember you will need to take ID to vote on May 3rd.




John Carolin addresses Woking Borough Council

Meet our new Chair

Please may I introduce myself, John Carolin, as the new Chair of the Pyrford Green Belt Action Group. Our outgoing Chair, Carole Gale and her family recently relocated to Wiltshire leaving a vacancy for the post of Chair, and I was elected following our last committee meeting. Carole did such a good job as Chair, we are all very grateful to her, and wish her well in her new home.

I have lived in Pyrford for more than 25 years and I share Carole’s passion for our countryside. I also believe that the Green Belt continues to have a most vital role in avoiding urban sprawl in Woking and that it needs to be protected from development.

Following the Martyr’s Lane consultation last year, we are still waiting for Woking Borough Council to publish a new version of their Site Allocation Development Plan Document which will set out, amongst other things, the areas of land that could be taken out of Green Belt to be used for development. The two fields either side of Upshot Lane in Pyrford remain at risk. We will contact you as soon as there is any news on this topic so that you can make your views known, but we don’t expect publication until September/October 2018.

John Carolin addresses Woking Borough Council

John Carolin addresses Woking Borough Council

Related posts:
John Carolin presents the Pyrford Green Belt Action Group paper petition to Woking Borough Council:
WBC Meeting 20/10/16 – webcast

Our online petition is still active and growing, if you have not signed already please consider doing so:
Save the Pyrford Green Belt



Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2017

Please click the link below to read the minutes of our Annual General Meeting. This document includes reports from the Chair and Treasurer. There is also a copy of a proposed “Masterplan” for Randall’s Field which has been produced by property developers. The ownership / status of this plan, which has been drawn to the attention of the Committee, is unknown.

Pyrford Green Belt Action Group AGM Minutes 170425

Annual General Meeting 2017

Pyrford Village Hall Committee Room, Tuesday 25th April, 7.30pm.

The meeting will be informal and we hope that you will feel free to come along, have a discussion and ask questions. Light refreshments will be provided, everyone welcome.

There is a vacancy on the committee so if you think you might be interested in joining us please get in touch for further information before the meeting.