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The Guildford Plan Enquiry (Week 4).

After 12 days of hearings the Enquiry has ended.  The Inspector (Jonathan Bore) believes that the plan is fundamentally sound.

 

He will be requesting Guildford Borough Council make circa a dozen main modifications to the plan - click here to see a note on these.  

 

Julian Lyon says:-


“We have always known that this Local Plan is not and will not be the best plan for Guildford, but we engaged in the consultation process to try to improve it not kill it. Similarly, we engaged in the hearings where we thought we could add something. We are consequently delighted that the Inspector took on board many of the comments we have been making for the last 5 years, such as on areas of relative deprivation in the Guildford Urban Area, along with our aspiration for master-planned regeneration in the town centre.”

 

As a society we remain concerned that several of the strategic sites in the plan, don’t necessarily have compelling reasons to be removed from the greenbelt, and that they each have their own sustainability and transport issues.  

GSoC have issued a press release commenting on the plan examination so far Click Here......

 

Click Here for link to Local Plan Examination Agenda and Papers.

 

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