Woking Football Club are inviting the local community to attend public consultation events in July on the proposals for the new Woking Community Stadium at Kingfield.
For the past year, Woking Football Club, in partnership with GolDev Woking, have been developing proposals for a modern 10,000 capacity stadium for professional football that will secure the club’s future and create a social hub for the whole community at Kingfield, the club’s home for almost 100 years. Woking residents will have the opportunity to view the emerging plans, meet the project team and provide feedback on the proposals at four public consultations to be held on the following dates:
- Friday 12 July, 2pm to 8pm at the Laithwaite Community Stadium, Kingfield Road, GU22 9AA
- Saturday 13 July, 10am to 12pm at the Laithwaite Community Stadium
- Tuesday 16 July, 2pm to 6pm at the Laithwaite Community Stadium
- Thursday 18 July, 4pm to 8pm at Mayford Village Hall, Saunders Lane, GU22 0NN
To enable the Woking Community Stadium to become a reality, a new neighbourhood will be built at Kingfield, called Cardinal Court. This new neighbourhood has been planned with the club at its heart, with the new stadium’s multi-purpose facilities for retail, business, community and leisure activities creating a vibrant destination for people to live, work and play.
As part of the proposals, David Lloyd Leisure have agreed to relocate from Kingfield to Egley Road, behind Wyevale Garden Centre and Hoe Valley School, where they will provide a new Health and Racquet Club for Woking that will offer a broader range of high-quality facilities. Family ho uses will also be provided at the Egley Road site.
Wayne Gold, Managing Director of GoldDev Woking said:
“Over the past year, we have been working with Woking Football Club and the project team on our proposals for the Woking Community Stadium and the enabling developments necessary to make it happen. As progress continues, we would like to share, consult and discuss the proposals with local residents, community groups and stakeholders. We look forward to meeting with the community and listening to your views.
Rosemary Johnson, Chairman of Woking Football Club, said:
“We are looking forward to presenting the Woking Community Stadium proposals to the community. We want this project to work for our club, our supporters, and the community to which we belong, and we look forward to hearing your views on the proposals.”
We appreciate that there is a lot of interest in this project and hope everyone from across the community will be able to join us at our public exhibition events in July to view the plans, ask questions and share your views with us.
This is the next stage in our conversation with the community and our supporters and we will continue to engage with everyone who has an interest in this project as our plans progress.”
The project team are working towards submitting a planning application later this summer.
Updated information about the proposals and an online survey where people can provide feedback will be available online from Friday 12 July at the project website, www.cardinalcourtwoking.co.uk.