The Guildford Society

Your Civic Society

Speaking up for Guildford's past, present & future 

Guildford on the Brink

As previously advised Guildford Vision Group held a meeting on 16th October titled Guildford On the Brink.

Julian Lyon (GSoC Chairman) spoke at the meeting highlighting the deficiencies that still make the Local Plan, in the societies view a unsound basis for the future of Guildford and the borough.  In particular, Julian focussed on the danger of bad Town Centre Planning, particularly Housing, causing unnecessary and destructive encroachment into the Greenbelt, as well as harming the Town Centre and surrounding Urban Area. 

In Hot Topics you will find further details of the meeting including links to video of the event and most importantly details of how to make your concerns known to the council.

The Annual Architecture Lecture - SURREY UTOPIA – A BRAVE NEW WORLD

The lecture is fast approaching 6th November – Details can be found in Hot Topics.

Design Awards

Guildford Society will be awarding its Design awards this evening 18th October.  Details of the event can be found in Hot Topics.  The winners will be posted shortly.


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

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