Native Land have commenced a three week Stage 3 of their consultation on the re-development of the Debenhams site. The consultation is being done electronically and can be found on the St Mary’s Wharf Site . There is a slide show with supporting commentary outlining the main features of the proposals; it includes a long section discussing the visual impact the development will have on Guildford. The intention we understand is submit a formal planning application in September/October.
There have been no major changes to the basic plan for the site but Architectural Details including height (8-9 Stories) are proposed in more detail.
The Society will be examining the proposals in more detail over the coming weeks.
We have the inital comments that include:
This development is the ideal candidate to fully use the capabilities of VU.City recently installed by the council to understand the impact of the development on the Town. Surely Guildford Borough Council needs to get the tool used?
See our Overview of the Site
The Society welcomes moves redevelop the Debenhams site. However, we consider the scheme, as presented during this 3rd Consultation, is fundamentally flawed.
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