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North Street - The Plans Move Forward View article Plans to be submitted for approval St Edward have submited full plans for approval with a view to obtaining consent by mid 2023. Plans now include: Delivery of 473 highly sustainable new homes ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms ... View article Revised Plans for Clandon Park View article The National Trust have announced a radically new approach  for the preservation of the fire damaged shell of Clandon Park.  Clandon Park was severely damaged in a fire in 2015 leaving only the exterior walls and one major internal room sti... View article Generating Power at Car Parks View article Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has started work on a the installation of a state-of-the-art solar panel project which will supply renewable energy. The 4,500 panels at the Babraham Road Park and Ride will transform the s... View article Embodied Carbon View article RPS a UK based consultancy active in wide range of sectors with a particular focus on environmental matters has produced an useful summary of the challenge of reducing Embodied Carbon. Embodied Carbon – what is it? Embodied carb... View article St Marys/Debenhams Site View article Native Land, who are a high-quality developer, have submitted revised proposals for the St Marys/Debenhams Site.  The full details will be published shortly via the Guildford Borough Council Website as amended documents on planning application 2... View article Census 2021 Results View article The first results of the Census have now been released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The results so far published can be found at this link.   There is a useful ability to look at each local authority in the context of i... View article National Infrastructure Commission. Getting Cities Moving View article The National Infrastructure Commission has issued a report ‘Getting Cities Moving’ (see link below) that highlights the role that urban transport provision can have in supporting economic growth and improved productivity.  The report... View article Supporting the Visitor Economy View article The Council Service Delivery Executive Advisory Board on the 19-5-2022 discussed options for the Tourist Information Centre and more specifically how to save money. Council Officers presented four options with a recommendation that closure should ... View article TfSE Schemes proposed for Guildford Area View article Transport for South East (TfSE) the Sub-national Transport Body for the South East have published their draft Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for South East England. This plan provides a framework for investment in strategic transport infrastruc... View article Levelling Up, Communities and Housing Committee View article Clive Betts, Labour MP and chair of the Levelling Up, Communities and Housing Committee, has written to the Housing minister Michael Gove  and asked him to respond to a series of points raised in a legal opinion authored for Rights: Co... View article Surrey County Council Looking for Suggestions View article Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular as more people want to reduce their carbon footprint. Surrey County Council estimate that 10,000 electric vehicle chargepoints will be required by 2030. Publicly accessible chargepoints are ... View article Guildford Design Awards 2022/3 and Guildford Design Awards Exhibition. View article The Guildford Design Awards is a joint initiative between the Guildford Society and Guildford Borough Council, established to encourage and recognise good design in new buildings, restoration and conservation projects which ensure... View article Guildford - Walnut Tree Close View article As an experiment Walnut Tree Close is closed to through traffic southbound from the 29th May for six months, The road between Wey Corner and the Royal Mail Delivery Office is North bound only. Traffic is still allowed south to the Roayal Mail... View article Guildford Architecture View article Guildford has an amazing number of buildings designed by architectural ‘names’ Voysey, Shaw, Lutyens and in recent times Grimshaw at the University of Surrey.  A lesser-known architect is Alfred Claude Burlingham who was active in th... View article Planning changing in England?? View article The government have produced the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill that supports the White Paper produced earlier in the year Levelling up the United Kingdom. Main Themes The Bill covers four main themes: Providing a legal basis for... View article North Street Development – Society Comments View article The Society has reviewed the April Webinar (Still available on this link) of the proposals for North Street and we have also had an opportunity to clarify some points directly with St Edward, the developers.  The Society is pleased that after... View article
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Guildford Borough has a large number of developments defined in the recent Local Plan plus inevitable 'Wind Fall' developments.  The Society is actively involved in debate on many of these proposed developments with Guildford Borough Council and Developers. 

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While mindful of the past, our heritage and precious environment, we look firmly to the future

We recognise that development must, and will, take place. However, we do not believe this should be at the expense of Guildford’s historic character and beauty, nor of the unspoilt countryside that surrounds it. 

We want our town to be vibrant, attractive, and liveable. We support development that brings a sense of place and enhances the best aspects of our town. If such aims can be embraced, we believe Guildford has the chance to lead the way in enabling sensitive and sustainable development.

Pressures for development are increasing. Planning rules are being eased. The Society’s commitment to standing up for Guildford is needed more than ever.


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