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Hot Topics & News

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27th August 2019
Heritage Open Days 13-14-15 September 2019

Guildford Society is glad to support again the Heritage Open Days weekend, Guildford welcomes visitors to its many heritage sites in and around the borough. Guildford is a vibrant town with a wealth of historic homes and gardens, arts and culture, great days out, shopping and dining. One weekend simply isn’t enough time to see everything so why not visit again at any time of the year and enjoy tranquil river walks and the surrounding Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   The full Brochure can be found at this link 

26th June 2019
Heathrow 3rd Runway - How it might impact Guildford

You may ask how this affects Guildford, but it does.  The recently announced consultation on plans for the third runway, whatever your views on having a third runway, has aspects that are of concern.

26th June 2019
Views Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

The council has now produced a supplementary Planning Document based on the Town Centre Views Study.  The society will be commenting in full to the council.  The society feels whilst a a useful document it does little to create or support proper policies related to Mass and Scale that the town centre so badly requires. 

04th June 2019
Treetops Old Portsmouth Road

A house believed to the building depicted in the painting of St Catherine’s Hill by JMW Turner has been saved from demolition. The House is thought to date from about 1700 but much altered since.  Historic England has agreed that the building should remain as a Grade II listed building.

09th May 2019
Station Development - 2 Metres preventing a sensible solution - Network Rail Replies

Network Rail has replied to our concerned expressed in a letter to Chris Grayling Secretary of State.  The letter is available at this link.  The society is still concerned that Network Rail is taking a short term 20-25 year view and is compromising the expansion and ccc of the station in the medium to long-term.  The Solum scheme we must assume has a design life of circa 100years and it should be positioned to provide for changes in rail demand. 

The Society will be raising the matter with the new council. 

We have also posted a short summary of the planned improvements to the local rail system as far as they are known.

 

 

28th April 2019
Station Development - 2 Metres preventing a sensible solution


The Guildford Vison Group (GVG) recently shared documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request to Network Rail.  These show that the Solum development is blocking the provision of a Eastern platform (Platform 0), despite reassurances to the contary at the Planning enquiry. 

 

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