Published: 10th Apr 2019

Woking has approved plans for its new 1200-home Canalside neighbourhood. Woking Borough Council has approved plans to transform a rundown post-war housing estate into a new sustainable neighbourhood. The plans approved by the council last night (Tuesday 9 April) will see Sheerwater, a Woking suburb with high levels of deprivation, become a community-focused neighbourhood called Canalside. Under the masterplan, proposed by developers ThamesWey and developed by architects BDP, the 30-hectare site will contain around 1200 homes, half of which will be affordable, complete with car-free streets, community facilities and public green space. The old-1950s housing stock currently in Sheerwater will be replaced by a variety of energy-efficient new build homes which will be made available for rent and sale. ThamesWey chief executive Mark Rolt said: ‘We’re looking forward to getting started on Canalside – a fantastic, environmentally-friendly project that will create a truly sustainable community. ‘BDP … (To read the full article, subscribe below)