Policy GB8: (Safeguarded site) Woking Garden Centre, Egley Road, Mayford, Woking, GU22 0NH

Policy GB8: (Safeguarded site) Woking Garden Centre, Egley Road, Mayford, Woking, GU22 0NH

 

 

This 1.62 ha site is safeguarded to meet the long term development needs of the Borough between 2027 and 2040, in accordance with Policy SA1.

The key requirements for developing the site will be set out as part of the review of the Core Strategy and or the Site Allocations DPD to be informed by up to date evidence at the time. Sufficient land has been released to deliver the Core Strategy. In this regard, this site will only be released for development as part of the review of the Core Strategy and or the Site Allocations DPD.

Reasoned justification: This site lies on the main southern route (A320) into Woking, adjoining the existing boundary of Mayford Village Settlement Area but is within the Green Belt. It has excellent accessibility to local services, both in the T own Centre and adjoining Mayford Neighbourhood Centre.

The Green Belt boundary review (GBBR) identifies the site as an opportunity to deliver new homes and retail / community facilities to enhance the local centre, in accordance with Core Strategy Policies CS6, CS10, CS12, CS16 and CS19.

Estimated capacity of the site, given the sites good accessibility to local services in Mayford Neighbourhood Centre, will be determined as part of the review of the Core Strategy and or the Site Allocations DPD.

Key evidence base to justify safeguarding of the site:

Green Belt Boundary Review (Parcel 20 - WGB020a); 275

GB8

  •  Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAAHEA024);

  •  County Highway Authority transport review of Woking Green Belt sites (officer comments,

    October 2014);

  •  Sustainability appraisal;

  •  Habitat Regulations Assessment;

  •  Strategic Transport Assessment;

  •  Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance Strategy.

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