News of Guildford Society activities and summaries of important issues at a local and national level.
We will publish in this area topics related to the society e.g. meetings and events. We will also publish news on local and national developments that may be of interest. On occasion we may also publish an item that summarises developments across our areas of interest.
We publish news of general interest to the Guildford Society and summarise important issues that may occur accross our areas of interest. Check back here to see updates on such matters as major sites in the town and national policy.
We will also publicise Society events in this area
The Planning System is undergoing a series of major changes at National Level. We have tried to bring together some of the key developments. Local Policies are also still evolving.View article Town Centre Masterplan - Will it be overtaken by events? View article Masterplan Development Agreed Guildford Borough council agreed in July to proceed with the development of a Guildford Economic Regeneration Programme Masterplan Strategy / Town Centre Masterplan. As well as Council Officers this Strategy wil... View article Any date for Footpath restoration? View article 2nd November marks the anniversary of the collapse of the Tumbling Bay Weir. Whilst everyone is glad that the weir which is an intrinsic part of the Wey Navigation and local Flood Management has been rebuilt; there remains a missing link. ... View article Walnut Tree Close One Way Trial View article Surrey County Council will be implementing a trial one-way system on the Walnut Tree Close between Topps Tiles on the right hand bend going north and near the postal sorting office from December 2020 to mid-February 2021. During the two-and... View article Gordon Bridger View article Gordon Bridger, a member of our executive, died peacefully at home 27th November 2020, he was 92. Gordon Bridger was a member of The Guildford Society for 50 years, during that time he was an active and influential member of ... View article £100m Your Fund Surrey launched by Surrey County Council View article £100m Your Fund Surrey launched by Surrey County Council Surrey County Council’s £100m Your Fund Surrey has launched today (Monday 16 November), in an unprecedented move to give power and influence to local communities across the... View article GBC Consults on the Budget View article Guildford Borough Council are consulting on the budget for next year. The Council have been working for some years to make sure that we deliver services in the most cost-effective way. This has already resulted in... View article Surrey Artists Open Up View article The annual Surrey Artists Open Studios (SAOS) is taking place for the twenty-first year. Artists in Surrey will be opening their doors and welcome members of the public from the 5th June to 20th June. The venues are normally open 11:00am to ... View article Greenbelt reduces by 6% View article The recent publication from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) of Greenbelt Statistics confirms that Guildford has seen a 6% reduction in Greenbelt land. This is due to policies adopted in the new 2019 local plan. ... View article Building Design - New Architecture of Interest View article Design of buildings can be judged in so many ways, Practicality, Cost, Aesthetics, Sustainability etc. Design also evolves as new materials become available and/or the cost of materials changes. Modern design can invoke strong reactions both... View article The Housing Demand Algorithm being rethought? View article There has been a deluge of comments about the Housing Algorithm. Wired Magazine has a good summary of the issues that the Algorithm might cause if it is proceeded with. This last weekend 14th 15th November there have been press comments that... View article Planning is migrating from paper to IT. View article The recent Planning for the Future White Paper presents proposals to enable the planning system using IT technology, although it is lacking in specific details. It is interesting that use of IT may be happening anyway. Most Architectural ... View article Planning for the Future View article Guildford Society has responded to the consultation on the Planning for the Future White Paper. Although we can sympathise with the objectives to make the planning system simpler and the results better we have serious concerns that the White Pa... View article North Street - Consultation on a new Scheme Starts View article The North Street site in Guildford Site is to the east of the Friary and currently in most part is vacant land beside the bus station. It has been vacant for many years. The North Street page on this website contains additional background an... View article New Standard Method for Housing Numbers - 787 for Guildford View article New Standard Method Updated with new information on 17-12-2020 In the summer the Ministry for Housing and Local Government consulted on a new formula to allocate housing numbers that Local Plans should seek to achieve in England. The Society... View article Restart at the Solum Guildford Station Site View article After a delay of about a year it appears work is starting in earnest at Guildford Station to develop the Solum Scheme Work starts in early 2021 that will provide a new temporary two-storey car park with 121 parking bays and an access road tha... View article Notice of 85th Annual General Meeting of The Guildford Society View article The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the members of the Guildford Society will be held on Tuesday 6th October at 19.00 for 19.15 start The Covid 19 social distancing requirements and a limitation on numbers permitted to attend public gatherings... View article Station Land Use Study from Network Rail View article The Council have published on the GBC website a redacted copy of the Network Rail evaluation of Land Use at Guildford Station dated 12/2018. This will be evaluated by GS alongside other material to understand long term plans for the statio... View article Civic Voice View article
“Nowhere should be without its civic society and no-one should be without the voice you can provide” HRH The Prince of Wales, Oct 2009View article
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