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Guildford Vision Group

GVG’s mission is simple and we need your help.

We want Guildford town centre to be a thriving destination for all its residents and visitors, including a great riverside for all to enjoy. We want to achieve this with a proper plan that respects our heritage and incorporates great public spaces and green areas as well as clean, safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists. The plan must also provide for new homes, offices, shops, services and improved transport connections.

Unlike current development in Guildford – which happens piece by piece and doesn’t take into account other opportunities – a formal town centre plan will mean that everything fits together in the best way possible. It will create a less polluted town centre that functions effectively, efficiently and safely.

Get in touch to find out how you can help.

More pedestrian-only space in the town centre

New public space, including squares and green space, and a reinvigorated riverside

Redirection of traffic away from the town centre

An integrated transport hub for rail and road

More town-centre housing for all

A new, improved east-west link across the river

Help us help Guildford

We are encouraging Guildford Borough Council to consider our ideas. However, the council has not yet approved the most important element to make the plan work – a new road crossing that will help carry the traffic around the town centre, rather than through it.

We need the support of Guildford’s community to persuade the council that this must be considered if we’re to meet our objectives. Once you’ve seen our proposals, you can have your say in the future of our town – either by expressing your support in writing (by letter, email or social media) or by writing to your councillor directly.

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What do you think of our plans? We’d love to hear your thoughts on how Guildford town centre can be improved. Share your comments with us using this form:



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Here is additional guidance regarding the Local Plan consultation. Do you believe the Local Plan is sound? Let the council know your thoughts: https://t.co/idXDg546qD

In case you missed our public meeting on Tuesday, here is a link to the live stream recorded by @surreylive https://t.co/wMBF7gnIFV

Your opinion matters so do share, get involved and respond to the Local Plan consultation #Guildford #TakeAction

If you're wondering how you can respond to the Local Plan consultation, follow this link to the GVG website for everything you need to know: https://t.co/2G1RiKK40d #Guildford #TakeAction

We'd like to say a huge congratulations to our 'I love Guildford because...' competition winners - Ian Blyth, who submitted his entry on our website and Hannah Mantle who shared a lovely photo on Instagram - well done! 🥳

Watch our public meeting LIVE tonight at 7:30pm!

Thanks to Get Surrey, you will be able to watch the event on their Surrey Live Facebook page. All you have to do is go to Facebook and search for Surrey Live to pick up the live stream.

Our public meeting this evening is your last chance to familiarize yourself with @GuildfordBC’s local plan and build the future you see for #Guildford. Find out more, here:

https://t.co/FTJNO7RWh0

#TakeAction

We can’t wait to announce the winners of our #IloveGuildfordbecause…’ campaign. Come along to our public meeting tomorrow and find out if your entry was successful! More information, here:

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If you care about the future of #Guildford, 16th October is an essential date for the diary. Why? Find out, here:

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A renovated #riverside? New and exciting choices for eating and drinking? Come to our public meeting and help us make your #Guildfordvision a reality. Find out more, here:

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Young and old; we should all have a say in Guildford's future. Come to our public meeting and tell us what we can do to build the #Guildford you’d like to see. Find out more, here:

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