A new vision for Sheerwater

On Thursday 6 April 2017, plans to transform Sheerwater received the final go-ahead following a decision by Council.

The decision means that Thameswey Development Limited (TDL), a development company wholly owned by Woking Borough Council, will work for the Council to deliver the regeneration of Sheerwater.

Over the coming months, further details of the regeneration plan will be posted here. Residents directly affected by the regeneration will be contacted separately.

It is anticipated that works will commence on-site in early 2018.

Approved planning application

A hybrid planning application for Sheerwater was submitted in November 2015 and granted in July 2016.

The approved hybrid planning application includes:

  • up to 922 residential homes
  • 62 assisted living homes
  • 1,650m2 of retail space including a new convenience store
  • 1,110m2 of space for the Community and Youth Centre
  • 600m2 of space for the Nursery
  • 416m2 of space for the Health Centre
  • 5,478m2 of space for the Leisure Centre, including a swimming pool and gym facilities.

Sheerwater Community Charter

At the beginning of March 2016, Woking Borough Council sent all residents within the proposed regeneration red line area a copy of the Sheerwater Community Charter, which was approved by Members at a Council meeting on 14 January 2016.

The Charter sets out the Council's commitment and related compensation arrangements for Council Tenants, Freeholders or Leaseholders, Council Shared Owners and Private Tenants who would be affected by the Sheerwater Regeneration Scheme should it proceed.

A copy of the Sheerwater Community Charter can be viewed here.

As the property owner, Housing Associations are dealt with under the Freeholder terms of the Charter. Qualifying Housing Association Tenants are entitled to statutory home loss and disturbance payments payable by their landlords.

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Further information

Anyone with questions or queries arising from the Sheerwater Community Charter should email charterforsheerwater@woking.gov.uk