Email to GBC Councillors, Sarah Creedy and Melanie Bright from Noralee Griffiths following GVG Public Meeting on 28th August 2012
Dear Sarah and Melanie
I am not sure if you were at the GVG meeting last Tuesday at Holy trinity hall, but I am sure if not you have been told about it.
I would like to add my name to those who are very concerned about these two documents being accepted with out further consideration. I was not that reassured by the councillor who emphasised that “Interim” was the word to focus on.
The huge impact of all three of the major proposals for Guildford, Station, Waitrose, Friary, both in terms of their impact on actual development, and the long term effect on the balance of Guildford and the traffic, does not seem to have been considered collectively. This problem has not been fully assessed and must certainly be a major part of any future plans. It was quite shocking to hear that this traffic issue has not been part of all these other proposals.
The unfilled office and retail spaces speak for themselves
The GVG are certainly putting forward some very good ideas as to how the whole of Guildford needs to be considered, before any one bit is committed.
The Guildford Society document fully deserves very serious attention, and it was suggested that it is not at all apparent that this is the case.
I also very strongly agree with the ideas of linking the major aspects of the Town, ie University, Town and Research and business parks.
Guildford needs a careful long term rethink. Please consider our future.
Please consider what the people of Guildford are saying.