Category: General Comments

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 […]

The draft Guildford Town Centre Master Plan documents have been published today – all 200Mb+ of them! Without any commentary from us at this stage, and because the GBC website seems to be unable to cope with the file sizes, they can be downloaded from this site (below): Draft Town Centre Master Plan Item 04 […]

Here are┬ásome draft slides showing something of the nature of Guildford’s constraints: 20150414_GuildfordPlan-Case4MasterPlan   Is it any wonder there has had to be some thought about incursions into the Green Belt (whatever the political ramifications may be). Here are some supporting statistics: Does anyone have any ideas where even 345 homes per year would go […]