Category: General Comments

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 some 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 […]

On 18th December the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for the West Surrey Housing Market Area (HMA) was published. Summary Report: 20141218_West_Surrey_SHMA_Summary-FINAL Full Report: 20141218_DraftSHMA_HMA IT IS WORTH REMEMBERING THAT THIS IS A CONSULTANT’S OPINION and whilst this will be adopted by the three local authorities (Guildford, Waverley and Woking) it is merely GL Hearn’s […]

The Council has published the first look at the types of comments received in response to the Draft Local Plan. The sheer volume of responses means that it will take some time to assimilate them all, but the initial summary is available via the link below: 20141024_Initial_feedback_on_the_draft_Local_Plan_consultation The Local Plan timetable has been reviewed and […]