Relocation of Woking Road Depot to free up brownfield land for housing development
The Executive has approved plans to relocate the Woking Road Depot to create space for housing development, business, community and retail as part of the Weyside Urban Village.
The Weyside Urban Village (formally known as the Slyfield Area Regeneration Project) is a major 41-hectare brownfield regeneration scheme that will deliver 1,500 energy efficient homes as well as 2,000 square metres of community space and 6,500 square metres of employment space. The development will help meet the essential need for more housing in the borough, with 40% affordable housing available as part of the new community.
A budget of £2.48 million was also approved in order to progress detailed design for the new Council depot planning application. Cllr John Rigg adds: "The new depot will provide the Council with a fit for purpose operational and administrative hub for various departments across the Council, improving our operational efficiency and service delivery to our residents. The development of the new site also creates an opportunity for the Council to use sustainable technologies.
"Climate change is one of our key priorities and the project will prioritise environmental impact throughout the process. The new depot will include electric charging points for all of the Council's electric vehicles to help reduce our carbon emissions and stay on course to achieving net zero carbon by 2030."
Published on Wednesday 26 August.