Carter Jonas is advising EcoWorld London on the redevelopment of the 1.15 ha site, comprising eight existing buildings on land both to the north and south of Goldsworth Road, a key gateway to Woking town centre from the western approach.
Our planning team were involved in pre-application discussions with statutory and non-statutory consultees including the Council, Design South East, Surrey County Council Highways, Network Rail and neighbouring and existing on-site businesses. Carter Jonas have led EcoWorld London through the planning process advising on challenging issues such as: the submission on a planning application that is subject to an environmental impact assessment, loss of on-site employment use, site accessibility and the re-location of existing tenants on site. Also, the criteria against which proposals for tall buildings will be considered including overshadowing, aviation navigation, telecommunications interference, glare, wind and the impact on key views.
The team have prepared and submitted a full planning application comprising a residential-led mixed-use scheme for 965 units along with flexible ground/mezzanine floor commercial uses (flexible Use Classes A1-A4, B1(a) and D1/D2), replacement establishment for the existing Woking Railway Athletic Club and provision of a new purpose-built homeless shelter for the York Road Project. The proposals also include extensive high-quality improvements to the public realm. Goldsworth Road will be pedestrianised to provide a new area of public space linking Woking train station and the heart of the town centre with the western end.