The Guildford Society

Your Civic Society

Respecting the Past and engaging in the Future of Guildford and Environs 

The Guildford Society invites Members & Partners to its Christmas Social Evening

at the Guildhall, Guildford High Street on Wednesday 4th December 2019 Details at this link

North Street Developments

St Edward a joint venture of Berkley Homes and the site owners M&G, AND Guildford Borough Council (GBC) who own 17% of the site, have submitted a documents requesting a ‘scoping opinion’ for a submitted Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the North Street Site.  The details can be found on the Council Planning Portal (19/S/00004) See on This Link 

Support Appropriate Development

The Guildford Society is supportive of development on the North Street Site which has been a blight on the town for decades.  We support bringing forward an innovative scheme that respects and extends the Town Centre and provides Dwelling, Commercial Space plus Public Facilities.  From the limited details available so far we have concerns which we hope can be address.  For a fuller description of our concerns see details at this link.

The Train Still Waiting to Leave

There have been plans to link the rail network in Surrey into London Heathrow Airport, with connections to Woking, Guildford and Basingstoke.  The Department of Transport requested proposals 18 months ago, and it appeared that Heathrow Southern Rail Ltd was gaining favour as a scheme that could be delivered by 2026. The Department of Transport has now announced that it wants to look at new strategic objectives for the project including different experimental transport technologies – this sounds like delaying a decision.  For details go to this link.  



  • About us

    About Us & Meetings

    We are a society of volunteers passionate about Guildford, its past, present & future...

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  • Members

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  • Hot topics

    Hot Topics & News

    At any one time there are some very important policy or development matters you should know about... 

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  • Get Social

    Get Social

    Guildford Society on a Ad-Hoc basis organises meetings, lectures and events...

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    Contact Us

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  • Design and Heritage

    Design and Heritage

    D&H works with and through many major public and national organisations to protect the heritage of Guildford...

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  • News and Publications

    Local Economy

    Here’s the complete news trail about The Society’s work and Guildford happenings...

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  • planning


    The Planning Group reviews all applications in the Guildford town centre, and in the Guildford urban area which it considers to have significant impact on the locality.

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  • transport


    The Transport Group is particularly concerned with the road and rail facilities around the town and with the needs of its users in the area.

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Newsletters  and Publications

We print newsletters twice a year and eventually hope to do so in  an electronic format. GSoc members who have given us their email contacts (and also our registered followers) receive regular news bulletin updates and can sign up to our Facebook and Twitter links

The Guildford Society has a small quantity of books available for sale,
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Your Voice

Your Voice

Guildford faces major developments that will affect its future housing, transport, work, retail & leisure environment .

Do you let it happen or do you get involved?

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Keep up to date

Keep up to date

Local Plan, Town Centre Master Plan, North St redevelopment, Housing numbers, Garden Villages, Transport infrastructure and much more...