Guildford Borough Manifesto

Planning - a fresh start

  • Prepare a completely new local plan, based on real local needs
  • Identify 5 year housing needs to avoid “planning by appeal” (note the Greenbelt is partly protected from planning by appeal if the local council is supportive)
  • Implement a Brownfield First policy using previously developed land before green fields
  • Build new homes above car parks without cutting parking spaces
  • Conserve all protected sites and nature reserves
  • Stop “land banking” by developers
  • Enforce new design guidelines with conservation/heritage/green requirements
  • Work to change the National Planning Policy Framework, with a local democratic right of veto over major projects


2017 Guildford Local Plan

Guildford’s NEW local Plan has just opened for consultation. PLEASE RESPOND before 24th July 2017.  GGG has published its responses to Local Plan Policies here 


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