Woking Community Stadium development moves a step closer
Further detailed agreements that secure the long-term ambitions of Woking Football Club have been signed.
The agreements between Woking Borough Council, GoldDev Woking Ltd and Woking Football Club allow for the development of the clubâ€™s ground and adjoining land. It will include the reconfiguration of the football ground, a new stadium and construction of residential properties.
Rosemary Johnson, Chairman of Woking Football Club, said: â€œThis is a really exciting time for Woking Football Club and our supporters. We are an ambitious community-focused club with huge potential, shown by our recent FA Cup run. Whilst there is still a long way to go, these agreements signify the next chapter for our football club. Not only do they secure the long-term future of Woking Football Club, but will also enable us to continue and develop our much-valued community work.â€�
Wayne Gold, Managing Director of GolDev Woking Ltd, said: â€œWe are immensely proud to be working with Woking Football Club and the borough council on this exciting project to provide a new permanent home at Kingfield for the Cards.
â€œWith the agreements now in place, we will be reaching out to supporters and the local community to help put together a detailed proposal that reflects the future ambitions of both the club and the town. It is important to us that their voice is heard ahead of submitting our formal planning application. The future is very exciting.â€�
Cllr David Bittleston, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: â€œAs an important part of our community, Woking Football Club brings enjoyment to many within our Borough and beyond. Supporting the clubâ€™s long-term vision and securing its immediate financial future through these agreements will bring many benefits to the whole community.â€�