ePetition details

NO TO WEST HALL DEVELOPMENT

We the undersigned petition the council to We The People of Byfleet, West Byfleet and Pyrford demand that Woking Borough Council refuses the current planning application for West Hall development based upon the following demands: • Refuse the planning since the land planned for the development was taken unlawfully from our Green Belt, misleading the borough residents into a false sense of security regarding the use of this land. • Refuse the planning due to the fact that no plan to contribute to the protection, enhancement and management of local biodiversity and nature conservation, including priority habitats within and adjacent to the site, and adjacent Biodiversity Opportunity Area (BOA) has been presented to the residents: including detailed design that should take opportunities to achieve BOA objectives, and to improve connectivity of habitats within the site and to the surrounding Green Infrastructure network, including Wey Navigation wildlife corridor (Woking Borough Council Site Allocations DPD- Section GB9 and GB9A)

• Refuse the planning due to a Noise Impact Assessment which takes into account the proximity of the site the M25 and Parvis Road, and informs any mitigation measures necessary to protect residential amenity has not been presented to the public (Woking Borough Council Site Allocations DPD- Section GB9 and GB9A)
• Refuse the planning due to the fact that no wastewater drainage strategy produced by Thames Water, considering potential wastewater capacity constraints in the area; impact of the site’s development on the wastewater network and necessary upgrades to the existing drainage infrastructure has not been presented to local residents (Woking Borough Council Site Allocations DPD- Section GB9 and GB9A)
• Refuse the planning since no Flood Risk Assessment, produced by the Environment Agency, in accordance with Policy CS9: Flooding and water management as the site is adjacent to Flood Zones 2 and 3 as well as most up-to-date climate projections have been presented to the public within the Borough residents (Woking Borough Council Site Allocations DPD- Section GB9 and GB9A)
• Refuse the planning since no up-to-date assessment from the Department of Education for the education needs arising from the development has been presented to the residents nor have we been presented with any plan for essential education infrastructure necessary to mitigate identified impacts caused by the development residents (Woking Borough Council Site Allocations DPD- Section GB9 and GB9A)
• Refuse the planning because no NHS impact assessment on the overcapacity of our local Health Centres has been presented to the public nor an assessment on the wellbeing of local residents brought on by the added bearing of this development. (Act J - Local authorities’ public health responsibilities (England), House of Commons Library)
• Refuse the planning since no Fire Risk Assessment has been requested by the Local Authority to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to ascertain the viability of emergency vehicles being able to enter and exit the site since only one access way has been projected.
• Refuse the planning because no credible Traffic Increase Assessment by National Highways has been presented to the people of Byfleet, West Byfleet and Pyrford and surrounding areas determining how over 1000+ vehicles will impact our local over-capacitated roads, further impeding the much congested flow residents (Woking Borough Council Site Allocations DPD- Section GB9 and GB9A)

These demands from We The People of Byfleet, West Byfleet and Pyrford apply not only to the projected West Hall Development, but also to all future similar projected developments within our area of residence.
Furthermore, the West Hall Development land HAS to be returned to our Green Belt.
https://moderngov.woking.gov.uk/documents/s19812/EXE21-147%20Appendix%204%20-%20Site_Allocations_DPD_Modified_Version_October2021.pdf
https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06844/SN06844.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-local-government-statutory-duties-summary-of-responses--2

This ePetition runs from 25/04/2024 to 25/07/2024.

One person has signed this ePetition.