Pyrford Green Belt Action Group

Saving Pyrford's Woods & Fields

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

 

 

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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.


Further Consultation: Q&A with Cllr.Bowes

Pyrford Green Belt Action Group asked our Councillor, Dr. Ashley Bowes, a planning expert, for help in understanding the decisions made by the Council on 20/10/16. You may have already heard that another large green belt site has been identified for possible development in Martyrs Lane, Woking. We thank Dr. Bowes for sending us detailed answers to our questions, please take the time to read them all. Continue reading