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

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

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 […]

The Farnham Road Railway Bridge was initially constructed before 15 October 1849 when the Guildford to Godalming railway line was opened. At the time of its construction, there was very little housing on the western side of the railway at Guildford. The bridge was a gateway into the town via a cart track across the […]

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 […]

There has been a trail of emails on the Guildford Dragon (www.guildford-dragon.com) where correspondents have taken issue with the term NIMBY. I have no particular concern with the term NIMBY (‘not in my back yard’) and nor do I have any particular beef against people who staunchly protect their back yards – it should be […]

The Guildford Society’s submission in respect of the Local Plan was delivered by hand to the Council before the deadline of 23.59pm Monday 18th July. Here is the Submission with its accompanying documents: 20160717_GSOC_Response_to_ConsultationDraftReg19LocalPlan_FINAL 20160718_Reg19ConsultationQuestionnaire-GSOC 201409_DandH-PositionPapers 20160715_R18-2014_to_R19-2016_Comparison_Policies 20160715_R18-2014_to_R19-2016_Comparison_Sites-Part1 Julian Lyon Chair, The Guildford Society 18th July 2016