Save The Byfleets' Greenbelt

by Save The Byfleets' Greenbelt in Byfleet, England, United Kingdom

Save The Byfleets' Greenbelt
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On 14th December 2020 we successfully raised £1,821 with 32 supporters in 56 days

Our aim is to save 80% of our greenbelt from being developed unnecessarily.

by Save The Byfleets' Greenbelt in Byfleet, England, United Kingdom

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Funds raised will help us to pay for banners, posters, etc to promote this campaign. There may also be a need to pay for legal advice.


Help us to save our precious Green Belt - the 'lungs' of our two villages

Woking Borough Council's Site Allocations Development Plan Document identifies areas of land that can be removed from the greenbelt to be developed.

One of these is the land around West Hall just off the A245 Parvis Road allocated for 555 houses and 15 traveller pitches from 2022 onwards. This, together with neighbouring Broadoaks, which is already being developed, will remove almost 80% of West Byfleet's greenbelt land when other parts of the borough are losing none or very little of theirs.

In addition, from 2027 onwards, two more parcels of greenbelt land in Byfleet village will be developed if WBC decides there is a need for further housing.

Approximately 750 new homes at West Hall and Broadoaks are likely to produce:

  • 900 more cars on the already heavily congested A245 Parvis Road
  • 1800 more children when local schools are already over-subscribed
  • 750 more families using our over-stretched local health services in addition to a new care home at Broadoaks and 200 new retirement flats at Sheer House in West Byfleet

Plus environmental concerns - the loss of wildlife and many trees that currently absorb flood water and harmful pollution from the M25.

We have now been fighting these proposals for several years but this is our FINAL CHANCE. 

WBC say they are failing to meet their housing targets, however those failings are due to delays in completing already planned developments e.g. Sheerwater which has been delayed for years and Victoria Square which should have been completed two years ago.

Woking has a housing shortage now – but building on the Green Belt is not the answer.  It will create a massive over provision, which will deteriorate the Borough, adversely affect all house prices and leave empty homes as they are too expensive. 

Green Belt land should only be allowed in exceptional circumstances - there are NONE.

What you can do:

  • Read the Inspector's Main Modifications document and respond by emailing [email protected] (lots of help on our website www.savebyfleetsgreenbelt.org)
  • Sign up for one of the final Zoom Q&A sessions on 21st October or 2nd November by emailing [email protected]
  • Sign the petition at https://petitions.woking.gov.uk/TRYAGAIN/
  • Make a donation today to help us to fight these proposals and ensure that as many local people as possible are aware of the plans and how to register their concerns.

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