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Guildford Borough Council

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016 - Part 2: Sites

A1: The Plaza, Portsmouth Road

POLICY A1: The Plaza, Portsmouth Road, Guildford

Allocation

The site is allocated for approximately 70 homes (C3)

Requirements

  • Development proposals must be sensitive to the scale and heights of nearby Listed Buildings, and views of the church tower (St Nicolas Church, Bury Street, Guildford)
  • Achieve flood risk betterment, appropriate mitigation and flood risk management, and have regard to the recommendations of the Level 2 SFRA
  • Avoid development within flood zone 2 (medium risk)

Opportunities

  • This triangular plot lends itself to a perimeter block development to address and reinstate the street scene on all elevations
  • Improvements and reinstatement for pedestrian access and public realm
  • Help to reduce flood risk in the local area

 

Description

Location

Guildford Town Centre

Ward

Friary and St Nicolas

Ownership

Private landowner

Area (size)

0.38 ha

Existing use

Vacant

LAA reference

Site 134

Key considerations

  • Close proximity to Listed Buildings
  • Within the Millmead and Portsmouth Road Conservation Area
  • Views on the skyline from the Conservation Area
  • Flood risk (a small part of the site is within flood zone 2 - medium risk)

A1 The Plaza, Portsmouth Road, Guildford

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