What is Happening to Our Town and Borough?

18 May 2023

Understanding Change

As residents of Guildford it can be difficult to comprehend how the Town and the rest of the borough is being changed through the plethora of Building Schemes being discussed or actioned. How Guildford as a place evolves and changes is important to everyone.

Our Website is Changing

We have extended our website to provide a simple accessible source of information on key/major building (including infrastructure) developments, in the town.  The information covers:

  • Recently Built Developments e.g the buildings in Walnut Tree Close.
  • Planned Developments e.g. the redevelopment of Debenhams
  • Future Developments e.g. the four sites in ‘Shaping Guildford’s Future. 

For each site at a minimum, we provide brief details and pictures of actual or proposed building, plus in many cases fuller details and comments.  We plan to keep the information regularly updated.


Currently the Town Centre and Urban Area is covered. Over the next few weeks we will covering the rest of the borough and add to the information. On the site you will also find a link to a page on National and Local Planning Policies and how to access the Council Planning website.

Easy to Use

The website is based on a map of Guildford and is accessible across mobile devices as well as conventional browsers.  You can access this part of the website via the button 'Key Sites' on the home page or use button below

Please give it a try.

Use Button to go to Key Sites

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Help us make Guildford better

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.

Support Us

Getting involved allows the society to continue its work.   We welcome new members, from every age and background.  Membership provides an opportunity for you to contribute to the continued health of the town and surrounding area, and to meet other people who care about Guildford.