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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

A3: Land between Farnham Road and the Mount

POLICY A3: Land between Farnham Road and the Mount, Guildford

Allocation

The site is allocated for approximately 70 homes (C3)

Requirements

  • A car free site with a legal agreement preventing residents from applying for a resident's parking permit
  • Limited vehicular access to the site to be provided for refuse collection and removal vehicles
  • Access improvements (potentially with re-build of Farnham Road Bridge)
  • Relocation of the signal box, if operationally required
  • Relaxation of the s.52 agreement limitations
  • Pedestrian access from Farnham Road and The Mount
  • Retain valuable trees where possible, particularly at site boundaries

Opportunities

  • Innovative design, taking account of minimising the impact on residents of noise from the railway lines and amenity of neighbouring properties

 

Description

Location

Guildford Town Centre

Ward

Friary and St Nicolas

Ownership

Network Rail

Area (size)

0.64 ha

Existing use

Old quarry and signal box

LAA reference

Site 2181

Key considerations

  • Vehicular access
  • Close proximity to Guildford railway station
  • Site shape and topography
  • Setting of listed buildings on The Mount
  • Character of the Conservation Area
  • Impact of development on trees
  • Potential contamination
  • Noise impacts, due to proximity to railway lines

A3 Land between Farnham Road and the Mount, Guildford

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