Key Sites that are of interest in the 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.
A very slow start on site, very minor changes have been made to the car park in the year since building commenced. Solum have now pre-sold one block to Grainger who operate it as a
Scheme still being finalised; a submission for planning was expected during the summer 2020 but has failed to materialise. There is considerable discussion on-going about an Active Transport corridor through the site and along the south side of the Cathedral.
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.
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
The future of the shop is uncertian, 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.
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 witht eh council. A second consultation is awaited.
M&G have sold the site to Native Land who are progressing with consultations on options for the site. The site is likly to be used for mixed use commercail on the ground floor and dwellings on the upper floors.
A new Developer is now consulting on a scheme for the site.
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