Woking have stated on record their opposition to an alternative new development proposal which they feel would ‘hem the club in’.
The National League club have released a statement today outlining their feelings on the scheme by GolDev, which begins:
“Woking Football Club would like to place on record that it does NOT support the new development scheme proposed by Wayne Gold of GolDev. The alternative planning application on/adjacent to Woking Football Club does not include a new stand which will be built out or equipped to EFL standard like we require.
“It has not been agreed by nor discussed with the board of the football club. The new development proposed on site 1 also does not take into account any requirements for safety access to the stand.
“The proposal on site 1 would hem the club in and prohibit any improvements to the club on the west side of the ground. What is required is a fully-funded West Stand with associated facilities, which this development does not provide.
“Site 2, which involves a new development on properties behind the KRE, is accessed by the Kingfield Road entrance to the ground, and indicates the loss of the gravel parking which is required by the club. Again, there has been no discussion with the club and no indication of the level of traffic movements up a narrow access lane.”