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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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