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Statement: Woking Borough Council's relocation proposals for the Day Aggregates access road

Date: 

Friday, 29 October, 2021

Cllr Colin Kemp, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Infrastructure, said: “At the start of the pre-planning engagement period undertaken with local residents in and around York Road, we outlined our intention to submit two planning applications for new temporary and permanent access roads by the end of October.

“The feedback received from participating local residents was extremely helpful and provided us with valuable insights to consider. Of which, a key consideration we’re investigating is reducing the amount of land required from the Waverley Court development to deliver the permanent access road proposal. 

“To achieve this, we have required more time to engage with Day Aggregates and the landowner (Network Rail) about the need to adjust the yard’s internal layout to accommodate the alternative access plans and finalise the planning application boundary line.

“Our technical discussions with Day Aggregates, Network Rail and specialist contractors are progressing and remain ongoing. After these conversations have been finalised, we will need to complete further environmental and ecology surveys which will be used to support the final planning applications. We anticipate it will take a further 4 to 6 weeks before they are ready for submission.

“In addition to the statutory planning consultation requirements, we will update the Victoria Arch widening scheme website pages and inform local residents and stakeholders when the planning applications are available to view and how to comment on them.”

Read background information about our relocation plans for the Day Aggregates access road