Will Forster

Lib Dem Spokesperson for Woking and Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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I am pleased to say that last night, Woking Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to refuse plans to build 1,100 flats and a 9,000 capacity stadium at Woking Football Club’s ground in Kingfield and Westfield. Following speeches against the proposals by a representative of the South Woking Action Group and local councillors, members of the […]

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Council agrees request to delay parking permit rise

by willforster on 31 March, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council has agreed to postpone its planned increase of residential parking permits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The County Council wants to increase the cost of residential parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones, and was intending to advertise and consult the public on the increase in April and then implement […]

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Lib Dems secure agreement to promote greener travel

by willforster on 10 December, 2019

Last week, I was pleased to help secure a commitment from Woking Borough Council for them to look at reducing or even removing parking charges for those driving the most environmentally friendly vehicles. With new flexible pricing systems coming to town centre car parks it is an ideal opportunity to encourage use of less polluting […]

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Parking charges in the Surrey countryside

by willforster on 10 October, 2018

Following Surrey County Council’s decision to introduce parking charges to car parks in its countryside estate, it has been widely reported that the sites have been almost empty. Parking charges of £1.30 per hour, with a maximum charge of £5 per day, were introduced in the County Council’s car parks in the summer despite significant […]

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Woking Parking Review

by willforster on 4 August, 2017

Surrey County Council has today launched a consultation on changing parking restrictions across Woking. The Council will soon deliver letters to all the properties potentially affected with a copy of the plans and information regarding the proposed changes, and requesting them to participate in the formal consultation process – the public consultation will run from 4th August […]

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Woking Council to increase parking charges

by willforster on 10 December, 2016

Woking Borough Council is to increase the cost of parking in the town’s car parks despite the Conservatives boasting just 8 months ago that they had frozen parking charges and would not increase them in 2016. Before the last Woking Council elections in May, the ruling Tories boasted about freezing parking charges and promised that car […]

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The Lib Dem priorities for Woking Council‏

by willforster on 18 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have announced our top three priorities for Woking Borough Council.  The local Lib Dems and I are prioritising changing the current Conservative Council’s development plans, lowering business rates on small independent businesses and freezing parking charges – if we run the Council after the upcoming elections. Woking Council is currently run by the Conservatives, but […]

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Woking Lib Dems launch election campaign

by willforster on 11 April, 2016

The Lib Dems have launched our election campaign for the Woking Borough Council elections on May 5th by announcing a full slate of 30 candidates across the new 10 wards in the borough. Only the Conservatives and Lib Dems have nominated 30 candidates for the 30 new Council seats – this goes to show that […]

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Woking Council throws out plans for York Road high rise

by willforster on 20 January, 2016

I was very relieved when last week, Woking Borough Council’s Planning Committee rejected a planning application for an 8 storey block of 47 flats in York Road. After the planning application was the presented to the Planning Committee, Ian Johnson – one of the Lib Dem Councillors for the area – led the call for the […]

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Rydens Way Planning Application

by willforster on 24 November, 2015

Woking Borough Council has received a planning application about the construction of 11 three bedroom homes on Rydens Way. The plans include building houses on the remaining green space on Rydens Way and converting the middle roundabout section into a formal parking area with space for 20 parked cars.  To view the plans in full, please […]

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