Building Project Update
We are pleased to announce that on 29 March we were granted planning permission for the 'building project' by Woking Borough Council. This is a major step forward.
We are also required to submit an application to the Guildford Diocese for what is called a 'faculty'. Good discussions have been taking place with the Diocese for some time and in February the Diocesan Advisory Committee, which gives advice to the Chancellor of the Diocese on any applications for a faculty, formally gave its positive recommendation for the project. So, this week on 30 March we were able to formally submit our application for a 'faculty'. A notice to this effect is displayed in the window alongside the main entrance and on the notice board on the inside and to the left of the main door. The proposals reflect what we consulted the congregation on a year ago in March 2020. We expect it will be several months before we get a decision.
In parallel with progressing the Building Project we have also been looking into the recovering of the flat section of roof which has been failing for some time. Following detailed investigation and advice from our architects a company has now been appointed and the main work is due to start from 7 May. It is projected to take about 4 weeks subject to weather. It will require the installation of some scaffolding and use of the corner of the car park near the Office entrance for a works compound. We will update further on the practical working arrangements nearer the time.
If you want any further information, please contact John Brooks who is our Building Project lead.