We have had a statement from the Club that we would like to communicate to fans as soon as possible to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.
We'll take this opportunity to let you know that the programme is now available for purchase and download here. Note that because this is an FA Trophy match, the programme is not included with the stream. It includes lots of information and an interview with Torquay and Cards player, Damon Lathrope.
Woking Football Club would like to place on record that it does NOT support the new development scheme proposed by Wayne Gold of GolDev.
The alternative planning application on/adjacent to Woking Football Club does not include a new stand which will be built out or equipped to EFL standard as we require nor has it been agreed by or discussed with the Board of the football club. The new development proposed on site 1 also does not take into account any requirements for safety access to the stand.
The proposal on site 1 would hem the club in and prohibit any improvements to the club on the west side of the ground. What is required is a fully-funded West Stand with associated facilities, which this development does not provide.
Site 2, which involves a new development on properties behind the KRE, is accessed by the Kingfield Road entrance to the ground, and indicates the loss of the gravel parking which is required by the club. Again, there has been no discussion with the club and no indication of the level of traffic movements up a narrow access lane.
With no consultation with the largest stakeholder as to the two new developments, the Board feels that we have to oppose these developments with the extremely negative impact that they will have on Woking Football Club.