As Weyside is such an important site in Guildford, we are publishing our response to the Hybrid Planning application.
The Society has reviewed, as best we can, the 240 documents related to the Weyside Planning application. This scheme has been years in preparation and still faces significant hurdles, not least from local allotment holders.
The Society believes that Weyside is a good Brownfield Urban site and that the plans presented show serious intent to design a development that has a sense of place.
The Council who are the developers of the site are to be commended for the general approach as outlined in the application with a masterplan, parameter plans and design codes to which all subsequent detailed applications must comply. We consider the application is based on good urban design principles.
We have major concerns on issues such as transport, flooding, and density. Under the Planning Laws which require a binary approach of support or object we have submitted our comments as an objection. We hope our objections and comments are addressed in the planning process.
See our letter below, also link to our page of information related to Weyside
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