Category: General Comments

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Following publication of the preliminary version of the 2016 Regulation 19 Consultation Draft Local Plan (‘R19 Draft‘), it seems appropriate to compare it to the Regulation 18 Consultation Draft (‘R18 Draft‘) and the Guildford Society response to the R18 Draft. I have, therefore, set the policies side by side along with the GSoc comments in […]