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Guildford Waitrose Exhibition Attracts Large Numbers

Guildford Waitrose Exhibition Attracts Large Numbers 1920 1440 admin

The Guildford Waitrose exhibition, at the Guildhall, attracted more than 1,000 visitors by 1pm today (April 21) when it closed. Visitors were able to view the exhibition, talk directly to members of the project team including an architect and communications manager and leave written comments.

Views of those attending on the plans presented appeared mixed. Some were heard to voice their pleasure at the creation of a major new shopping store, especially a Waitrose, while others expressed concern about the choice of building style and materials and the possible impact on traffic on local roads. Plans do include a 170 space, free car park with a time limit of two hours per stay. (more…)

Masterplan for future of Guildford delayed

Masterplan for future of Guildford delayed 1920 1440 admin

THE finalised Town Centre Masterplan for Guildford will be delayed and the project renamed, following discussions with the public.

Guildford Borough Council said it will fail to adhere to its ‘ambitious timetable’ as consultants still need to finish work on the draft version of the document.   (more…)

Claim by Vision Group that Town Masterplan is to be ‘Abandoned’ Refuted by Lead Councillor

Claim by Vision Group that Town Masterplan is to be ‘Abandoned’ Refuted by Lead Councillor 1920 1440 admin

Claims by the recently formed ‘Guildford Vision Group’ that in a “shock move” work to finalise the Town Centre Masterplan will be ‘abandoned’ have been refuted as inaccurate by the lead GBC councillor responsible for planning matters.

In a press release, the Vision Group claim that the Council intends commissioning urban design consultants to prepare an ‘Interim Town Centre Framework’ document in conjunction with the Council’s planning policy team. (more…)

Guildford Society Calls for Re-casting of Town Centre Masterplan

Guildford Society Calls for Re-casting of Town Centre Masterplan 1920 1440 admin

Conservation and development watchdog, The Guildford Society, is calling on Guildford Borough Council to re-cast its Town Centre Masterplan to “articulate a clearer and more aspirational vision”.

The society believes that the masterplan does not set an adequate context for the future planning of Guildford town centre. It strongly recommends that the masterplan is therefore re-cast.   (more…)

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Groundswell of Concern For Town Centre Masterplan

Groundswell of Concern For Town Centre Masterplan 1920 1440 admin

More than 100 people packed a meeting this morning (January 10), to voice their fears over the proposals contained in the borough council’s (GBC) draft Town Centre Masterplan.

The meeting was hosted by The Guildford Society. It has commissioned planning and architectural firm Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners to scrutinise the draft plan and to put forward a set of representations to GBC, based on the concerns of the society’s members as well non-members who attended the meeting. (more…)

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