Local residents and volunteers have spent a sweaty Sunday tidying up the woods and open spaces of Westfield Common, Woking, as temperatures peaked at 30 degrees in some parts of Surrey one of the hottest October days on record.
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.