FOI Request – Responses to Consultation on Proposed Exchange of Common Land at Westfield Common
A Freedom of Information request to Woking Borough Council.
7 March 2010
Dear Woking Borough Council,
With reference to the consultation on proposed exchange of common
land at Westfield Common in the letter from Peter Bryant dated 21
September 2009, I would be grateful if the following information
could be provided:
1) Number of people who wrote into Mr Bryant regarding the proposal
(total number of responses)
2) Number of people who wrote in with objections (total number of
3) A breakdown of the responses.
I look forward to your reply.
The response is below:
Woking Borough Council
30 March 2010
Dear Mr Corney,
Thank you for your e-mail.
The replies to your questions are:-
3. There were objections to the principle of development at Moor Lane;
the area should not be developed to meet housing needs; premature to
consult before access points have been determined; the land offered in
substitution is inadequate; too soon to comment on application;
inconsistencies between common land application and planning
application; insufficient notice given; abuse of common land; no
objection to exchange; exchange land already common land; flora and
fauna will be decimated; loss of trees; increased flood risk; exchange
land is best area to be exchanged.