Guildford Plan

This site identifies and discusses planning policies and consultations issued by Guildford Borough Council. The purpose is to serve as something of a whiteboard for information and responses, and as a repository of documentation issued at the time of each consultation

The Guildford Society has submitted its Hearing Statement to the Inspector’s Programme Officer ahead of the Guildford Local Plan Examination in Public which begins on 5th June. Here is a full set of the GSoc documents: 0_20180510_GSoc-EIP-Submission-LETTER (cover letter) 1_20180510_GSoc-EIP-Submission-MAIN (main document) 2_20180510_GSoc-EIP-Submission-APPENDIX1 (GSoc SANG Paper by Alderman Bridger) 3_20180510_GSoc-EIP-Submission-APPENDIX2 (GSoc Infrastructure Topic Paper by […]

After a six week period to review literally thousands of pages of plan and evidence base, here is the response from the Guildford Society: 20170724_GSOC_RESPONSE_R19-LOCALPLAN_FINAL-redactedsignature This document has been prepared as a record of the concerns the Guildford Society has about the plan as drafted, but not with the aim of killing or delaying the […]

Guildford Borough Council’s consultation website with all of the documents can be found here. The consultation ends at 12.00pm (noon) on 24th July 2017. The consultation documents as they stand at 12.37pm on 17th June 2017 are set out below: Guildford_borough_Proposed_Submission_Local_Plan_(2017)_and_Appendices_A-G Guildford_borough_Proposed_Submission_Local_Plan_(2017)_Appendix_H_Maps_A-G Guildford_borough_Proposed_Submission_Local_Plan_(2017)_Appendix_H_Maps_H-P Guildford_borough_Proposed_Submission_Local_Plan_(2017)_Appendix_H_Maps_R-W ERRATA_for_Proposed_Submission_Local_Plan_June_2017

As the Guildford Local Plan Examination in Public progresses, I am reminded of the proposed North Street Development Brief and Town Centre Interim Frameworks that the Council was seeking to introduce in 2012. Three things come to mind: 1. Planning Rules NPPF and the 2012 Planning Regulations had both been adopted by the Government – […]

There has been a question in the media about where to find the GVG published Masterplan. It has been available (buried in the Guildford Borough Council website) for several weeks. Here is a copy of it – bearing in mind it remains a live document and has been produced by a non-for-profit group on a […]

As I understand it, GBC has had a QC and a Planning Inspector on its team to try to navigate its course through the Local Plan process. The report by HM Planning Inspector (Jonathan Bore) dated 23rd March seems to suggest some basic flaws in the draft plan “many of which will require the council […]

Here is a facsimile from 2nd February 2018 of the Guildford Borough Council Local Plan page: Local Plan Examination Submission Local Plan (Reg 22) The Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites (2017) sets out the vision for the borough and our approach to development between 2015 and 2034. When adopted, the plan will play an […]

The Planning Inspector has today published his decision on the Solum, and it will send shock waves through the groups and Societies that had spent so much time and energy trying to prevent it. Despatch Cover Letter – J Lyon – 22 Jan 2018 Appeal Decision 3161412 There will be more comment in due course, […]

Last week (21st November 2017) the Full Council of Guildford Borough voted to submit its Local plan for Examination in Public by the Planning Inspectorate. The plan has been subjected to an unprecedented amount of scrutiny and the Guildford Society has been through the tens of thousands of pages of drafts, evolving evidence base, consultation […]