Guildford Borough Council issues its Revised Town Centre Interim Framework Document :
Click here for the link to this document on Guildford Borough Council’s website
Guildford Borough Council has released its Interim Town Centre Framework document ready for adoption by the Executive Committee. THIS DOCUMENT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO SHAPE THE NEXT TEN OR MORE YEARS’ DEVELOPMENT OF THE TOWN CENTRE and there will be no further consultation before adoption.
Guildford Vision Group’s supporters and followers will know that the Vision Group was formed around a public meeting on 21st March 2012 that arose from the flawed Draft Town Centre Masterplan and the shared recognition that WE NEED A PROPER PROFESSIONAL MASTERPLAN WITH THE FULL ENGAGEMENT OF THE COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDERS. That is the Vision Group’s single and sole purpose.
On Tuesday 28th August at 6.00 for 6.30pm in the upper hall at the Trinity Centre (next to Holy Trinity Church in Guildford High Street) Guildford Vision Group will give you its first thoughts on the document once it has been published.
We have been promised a redrafted document with new diagrams; we are, however, concerned that there will be no public scrutiny of this Interim Town Centre Framework which, it is understood, has been prepared IN ADVANCE OF ANY TRAFFIC STUDY.
If you are unable to attend this briefing (which we aim to complete by 8.00pm) please contact your Councillor(s) and ask them to explain the document to you. Look out for the document on the Council’s website: http://www.guildford.gov.uk/Guildfordinterimtowncentreframework. Keep checking our website : www.guildfordvisiongroup.com during the next few weeks for critical information about the future development of Guildford.
Please be under no illusion. WE NEED YOUR HELP to make sure that the full Council understands the extent of support for a proper master plan and the depth of concern about this piecemeal process of planning our town.
Please pass this invitation to as many people as possible; friends, family and colleagues and we look forward to welcoming you on 28th.
To help us plan this event, please let us know if you intend to come to email@example.com
19th August 2012
The following was copied and pasted from the Guildford Borough Council Local Plan Page pending the collection of further information and analysis.
The Local Plan was adopted in 2003 and can be downloaded from the link below.
Please note, the following policies and proposals have expired:
- Policy H1 housing provision.
- Policy H10 new residential development.
- Policy S1 major new retail development.
- Proposal GT4 Seeboard site, Woodbridge Road.
- Policy RE7 protection of the best and most versatile agricultural land.
- Policy HE11 scheduled ancient monuments and other sites and monuments of national importance.
- Proposal U1 University of Surrey.
The Local Plan (2003) will be replaced by the Guildford Development Framework (GDF) in the future. To see how this work is progressing, visit our GDF webpage. The Local Plan Inspector’s report (September 2001) can be read here Local Plan Inspector’s Report September 2001 [5Mb].
Local Plan Proposal Maps online
Use our Maps Online (This link will open in a new window) service.
- When you are in Maps Online select the ‘Themes’ tab and choose ‘GBC Local Plan 2003′ from the list of themes available. More instructions are available after you select the above link.
Visit our planning helpdesk to view a hard copy of the Local Plan and Proposal Maps.
Local Plan policies and resulting changes to the Local Plan
Guildford Borough Council received a Direction from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in 2007. This outlines which Guildford Borough Local Plan 2003 policies would remain in effect beyond 27 September 2007 and those which would expire after this date. This Direction can be viewed below.
Guidance on which policies have expired as a result of the Direction, and information on the implications of the loss of these policies can be viewed below. Please note, as a result, there are also changes to the Local Plan Proposals Maps.
Guildford Borough Council’s original request statement to the Secretary of State can be viewed below.
Other updates to the Local Plan
Some of the Local Plan policies have been updated by information provided in adopted Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD). For example, the affordable housing and planning benefits policies were clarified by the Infrastructure SPD and parking standards were updated by the Vehicle Parking Standards SPD. You can view all of our adopted SPDs from our planning documents and publications page.