Town Centre

Key Sites that are of interest in the Town Centre

Town Centre

The Town Centre is subject to the development of a Town Centre Master Plan at Present.  Details of this programme and supporting documentation.

Solum Station Site               

Local Plan Policy A7 - A very slow start on site, with a delay of approximatelt 12 months due to Covid.  Solum have now pre-sold one block to Grainger who operate it as a PRS scheme.  Likely to be the first block built at North end of site.  

A temporay Car Park is now in operation.  Solum are also modifying their planning application to vary the number and balance of 1 vs. 2 vs. 3 bedroom units

Stag Hill                             

Local Plan Policy A15 - Scheme still being finalised; a submission for planning is expected Q4 2021. There is considerable discussion on-going about an Active Transport corridor through the site and along the south side of the Cathedral. Third Round of Consultation has just taken place.

Guildford Park Rd Car Park

Local Plan Policy A11 - GBC Scheme is delayed as the MSCP has been removed.  The scheme will need to be revised and at least in part re-submitted for Planning Approval.  There is considerable discussion on-going about an Active Transport corridor through the site and along the south side of the Cathedral.

Bright Hill Car Park             

Local Plan Policy A12 - Council have appointed consultants for the site.  A recent development is that the Robin Hood Pub is closing - whether this is now included in the site is unclear.  The Council are hoping to bring forward proposals during 2021.


GBC Scheme to upgrade the Museum has been delayed/cancelled due to the Economic Situation

House of Fraser                  

The future of the shop is uncertain, part of the site may be converted to be a Hotel with retail retained on the Ground Floor.  Site is a difficult site in that it is very deep getting natural light to the centre is a issue.

North Street                         

Local Plan Policy A7 - St Edwards (M&G/Berkley Homes JV) have now started a consultation exercise on the site following agreement with Guildford Council who own part of the site.  The Bus Station will stay on the site but be relocated to the east side of the site and be connected to Leapale Rd. JTP are the appointed architects.  

A  draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report for comment has been submitted to GBC 

A first consultation has now been held and the comments have been incorporated in revised proposals which have been discussed with the council.  A second consultation is awaited.

Debenhams/ St Marys Wharf                         

Site not in local Plan - M&G have sold the site to Native Land who are progressing with consultations on options for the site.  The site is likely to be used for mixed use commercail on the ground floor and dwellings on the upper floors. 

Plaza Site                        

Local Plan Policy A1 - A new scheme is now consulting on a scheme for the site.  The previus consented schme having been not proceeded with.

Casino Site                         

Planning Refused 7-2020, a consented scheme is still applicable for the site.  The owners of the site recently lost an appeal on the site.  

White Lion Walk 

Local Plan Policy A60 - The small retail centre between High Street and Bridge Street has a proposed scheme to reduce the retail element and turn the 2nd floor to multiple use offices.  The application 21/P/00573 was approved September 2021

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