GBC invites comments to town centre supplementary Planning Document

Draft Guildford Town Centre Views Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Guildford Borough Council has produced a Draft Guildford Town Centre Views Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and will be consulting on the document from Monday 17 June to Monday 15 July 2019 (inclusive).

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) provide detailed guidance on how the Council will apply planning policy when determining planning applications. This SPD sets out a list of 15 viewpoints that help to reveal how Guildford developed and the importance of its relationship with the countryside beyond. Each view has been analysed and guidance provided for managing change within the view that will need to be assessed when considering new development proposals in the town.

The aim of the document is to provide guidance to planners, developers, designers and decision makers on how to manage change in key views. It is the intention that the document will be adopted by the Council and used by both developers and the Council to consistently, and fairly assess the impact of development proposals on the important identified views.

If you would like to comment on the draft SPD, please visit the consultation homepage at Please ensure that you use the ‘Online comments form’ to respond to the consultation.

Alternatively, you can let us know your views by emailing, or by writing to: Design and Conservation (Planning Policy), Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB. Please ensure you make it clear which part of the document (page, section, paragraph) your comments refer to.

Hard copies of the documents will be available to view at the Council office main reception at Millmead and in all Guildford borough libraries (during usual opening hours) throughout the consultation period.

Please note that verbal or anonymous comments cannot be taken into consideration. Your comments may be published, but your personal details, such as your name, will not.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Yours faithfully,

Tracey Coleman

Director of Planning and Regeneration


June 15 at the Abbey – final episode on the Catholic faith

You are warmly invited to a presentation of the tenth, and final episode of ‘Catholicism – a journey to the heart of the faith’, by the acclaimed author and speaker Bishop Robert Barron, on Saturday June the 15th, 2019. This is a Chilworth Abbey Study Day given by Fr John Seddon OSB, who will contextualise the episode and then teach and lead discussion about its subject matter. The day begins with Mass at 9.00 am, followed by coffee. The tenth film investigates World without End: The Last Things which will be shown, chapter by chapter followed by teaching and discussion. Midday prayer and lunch will divide the day which concludes at 4.00 pm. Come to part, or all of the day, as it suits you. Bring a packed lunch and if you can, a friend. Tea and coffee is provided. St Augustine’s Abbey, Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, Near Guildford. GU4 8QR.