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 - application for a total of over 500 dwellings is expected.
Local Plan Policy A15 - a planning application has now been submitted. The society has written expressing concerns at various aspects of the scheme.
Local Plan Policy A11 - GBC Scheme is delayed as the MSCP has been removed. The Scheme is now being redesigned and toatlly revised proposal should be presented soon. How this scheme links to the proposals for Stag Hill will be a issue.
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. No news as to when proposals will be bought forward.
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 conducted a consultation exercise Following agreement with Guildford Council who own part of the site, the Bus Station will probably stay on site but with modified traffic flows.
JTP are the appointed architects.
A draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report for comment has been submitted to GBC
Site not in local Plan - M&G have sold the site to Native Land who after a series of public consultations have submitted a planning application. The proposal is for a a mixed use commercial on the ground floor and dwellings on the upper floors. The Society has objected to this development
Local Plan Policy A1 - A new scheme has now been approved by the Planning committee.
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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