From Resient Joe Palmer, following GVG Public Meeting of 28th August 2012
This is just to congratulate you on an excellent and very well-attended meeting. It was a coup to have Councillor Palmer (no relation, by the way!) present and contributing in a constructive way.
The main messages I took away were that the interim planning document lacks essential data for planning purposes, e.g. a proper traffic study and an economic analysis of growth opportunities for Guildford, and that it is a ‘living document’. It is very important to hold the Council to this with regular opportunities for consultation as new data comes in and no unreasonable deadlines for responses. I found Julian Lyon’s presentation very stimulating and clearly presented.
My only mildly critical comment is that in this day and age to hold a public meeting in a very large room without amplification and a roving microphone and with visual aids which are too small and too low down to be clearly read at the back of the hall is a bit amateurish.
I am very happy to continue to support the Group.