Listening to the community

Following on from the community planning weekend, we will be hosting a series of exhibitions for local residents this April. These will provide an opportunity for you to discuss the plans first-hand with the team, and to feed in your thoughts on the evolving scheme ahead of a possible planning application later this year.
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Previous exhibitions

Fairoaks Garden Village Ltd is committed to working closely with the local community to bring forward the best possible proposal for the site.


Saturday, 21st April, 11am - 5pm

Woking Shopping Centre, Commercial Way, Woking GU21 6GH

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Monday 23rd April, 12 - 6pm

Christ Church, Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey KT16 0PB

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Tuesday 24th April, 12 - 2pm

Heather Farm, Woking GU21 4XY

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Wednesday 25th April, 5-9pm

Chobham Cricket Club, 56a High St, Chobham GU24 8AAY

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Community planning

Last year the team facilitated a Community Planning Weekend to create a vision for Fairoaks Garden Village, which was reported back to the local community on 1st March 2017 at Chobham Village Hall. During the community planning process, a number of key themes emerged and set out below is how we have looked to build on these:

Open space and biodiversity

  • Provision of strategic open space – SANG to assist wider area – 55 ha (137 acres)
  • Countryside connectivity, access to the Green Belt and creation of a ‘super SANG’ green network
  • Community food production and working land
  • Habitat creation and biodiversity enhancements
  • Provision of sports pitches and play areas
  • Smaller scale open space in close proximity to housing - 22 ha (54 acres)
  • Centrally located village green adjacent to high street, public house, primary school and older peoples housing


  • 1,000 new homes
  • Financially accessible housing to meet local needs and remove barriers to property ownership
  • An extensive range of house types and tenure - no affordability gap
  • Older persons and assisted living, including housing with on site care and pharmacy

Health and wellbeing

  • Healthy living principles enshrined in the design
  • Easy walking distances between housing, employment and amenities
  • Pedestrian, cycle and bridle routes extending to 9km (5.8 miles)
  • Play spaces and access to sport and recreation facilities

Community and village centre buildings

  • Provision of multifunctional community hub facilities
  • Village centre / local store / independent shops / cafe
  • Gym
  • Pub
  • Village green
  • £10 million investment in village centre building and the creation of over 90 jobs


  • New 2 form entry primary school with capacity for local area
  • £7 million investment in the new primary school
  • £1.3 million investment in the new creche


  • Community land trust for ownership, long term stewardship and reinvestment of income
  • Innovative funding mechanisms for community-owned assets, responsibilities and services