The Guildford Society

Your Civic Society

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

Heritage Weekend 13th 14th 15th September

Guildford Society is again supporting the annual heritage weekend where a variety of properties in the borough, many not normally accessible, are open.  These openings are often supplemented by talks and events.  Please find a full brochure at this link.

Send - Planning 

Members may be aware there has been considerable disquiet at the approval of the development for 75 houses for policy A42 in the local plan.  The Local Plan allocated the site for 60 dwellings.

The Planning Committee was a rancorous meeting with many participants being dismayed by the process of the meeting and advice given by legal and planning staff.  You can view the meeting on the GBC site.

The society is very concerned at the precedent set by this approval and is trying to clarify the situation. A key issue is the relationship between numbers allocated to a site in the Local Plan and the numbers proposed in the detailed Planning Application.  More clarity as to how these numbers relate to each other is required from the GBC planning department.    

Local Plan – Judicial Review

Not a great deal to report.  There are rumours that the council have now received a second opinion on their opposition to the Judicial Review.  
It should be noted that the Local Plan 2015 as adopted in 2019 remains in force until any judgement is made, likely to be early next year.  Please also note that parts of the 2003 plan remain in force and the council have published a update of the 2003 local plan identifying those sections that remain in force.  

Openess

The planning debate and the 2nd QC opinion both raise issues of openenss.  We hope the council - run by two parties commited to openesss and consusltation - don't renage on their commitments and show more readiness to share decsions and explain options. 

 

 

 

UPD 27-8-19  

 

  • About us

    About Us & Meetings

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

    Find out more

  • Members

    Become a member

    We need you to get involved. The more members, the more we’re listened to...

    Find out more

  • Hot topics

    Hot Topics & News

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

    Find out more

  • Get Social

    Get Social

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

    Find out more

  • contact us

    Contact Us

    If you would like to find out more about the Guildford Society, or would like to get in touch, please click the link below...

    Find out more

  • Design and Heritage

    Design and Heritage

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

    Find out more

  • News and Publications

    Local Economy

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

    Find out more

  • planning

    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.

    Find out more

  • transport

    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.

    Find out more

News

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,
Click here for more information

 

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?

Find out more

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...

facebooktwitter