Hoe Stream Restoration Project consultation

This consultation has now closed.

We are keen for local people to share their views on our proposals to enhance biodiversity and reduce the risk of flooding to local homes and businesses, whilst improving accessibility to green spaces along the Hoe Stream in Mayford and Old Woking.

Since completing the first phase of the Hoe Stream Flood Defence scheme in 2012, it has been an aspiration of the Council's to extend the scheme both up and downstream to protect homes and businesses.

Woking in partnership with the Environment Agency and Surrey Wildlife Trust, we have developed proposals that will meet key project objectives including:

  • reduce the risk of flooding to properties located within Mayford and Old Woking
  • create sustainable drainage systems
  • create and restore green space and waterway links between designated sites and re-establish suitable habitats for water voles, otters and other local wildlife
  • improve the health and wellbeing of the local community by enhancing the landscape, provide alternative transport routes, whilst improving air and water quality.
  • create and enhance opportunities for people, schools and community groups to learn about the environment, the threats it faces and the importance of maintaining and improving the eco-system.

Public exhibition

You are invited to attend one of two public drop-in events where visitors will have to opportunity to find out more and share their views with officers from Woking Borough Council. These will be held on:

  • Thursday 5 October 2017 - 4pm to 8pm
    Mayford Village Hall, Saunders Lane, GU22 0NN
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017 - 4pm to 8pm
    Pool in the Park, Kingfield Road, GU22 9BA

Anyone unable to attend the two public drop-in sessions can visit Woking Leisure Centre where the exhibition will be on display throughout the consultation period.

Before providing us with your feedback, please view the exhibition display boards online.

Please tell us your views of our proposals.

The Hoe Stream Restoration Project consultation ends 5pm, Monday 30 October 2017.

What next?

Once the consultation ends, our appointed consultants, BDP and Watermans, will review the feedback before a formal planning application is submitted in early 2018, where residents will have a further opportunity to comment on the final plans, as part of the planning process.