Surrey

WWF-UK plan to move to Surrey progresses

Image caption The charity campaigns to protect wildlife in more than 90 countries

A wildlife charity is to push ahead with plans to have its headquarters in Woking, Surrey.

WWF-UK said it had reached an agreement with Woking Borough Council to develop a site in Brewery Road, which is currently a local authority car park.

The charity said it favoured the town for its "excellent public transport links and local amenities".

The borough council said the move would boost the local economy. The plans will now be subject to public consultation.

Cllr John Kingsbury, the leader of the council, said: "It will bring more business into the town whilst retaining important public parking facilities on the site."

David Nussbaum, the charity's chief executive, said: "Creating new headquarters gives us an unrivalled opportunity to communicate our organisation's vision."

The international charity works to protect wildlife in more than 90 countries.

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