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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

A8: Land west of Guildford railway station

POLICY A8: Land west of Guildford railway station, Guildford Park Road, Guildford

Allocation

This site is allocated for a 'Guildford platform capacity' scheme involving additional platforms and layout changes at Guildford railway station as proposed in the Wessex Route Study

Requirements

  • Maintain sufficient space to enable the additional platforms and layout changes to be achieved as required to accommodate future growth in train frequency and passenger movements
  • Existing access to the railway station from the west is maintained
  • Consideration of strategic long distant views including setting of listed buildings on skylines

Opportunities

  • In combination with realising the Guildford platform capacity scheme, there is an opportunity to redevelop this site for housing and/or employment uses
  • Create a new pedestrian and cycle route on the west side of the railway tracks between the Guildford Park Car Park site and this site, with an onward connection into the existing or an improved pedestrian bridge linking to the Land and buildings at Guildford railway station site

 

Description

Location

Guildford Town Centre

Ward

Friary and St Nicholas

Ownership

Guildford Borough Council

Area (size)

1.02 ha

Existing use

Surface car park, footbridge access to the train station, Network Rail operational buildings, vehicular access to Farnham Road car park, railway sidings

LAA reference

Site 2332

Key considerations

  • Noise (proximity to railway lines)
  • Potential contamination and remediation

A8 Land west of Guildford railway station, Guildford Park Road, Guildford
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