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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

A9: 77 to 83 Walnut Tree Close

POLICY A9: 77 to 83 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford

Allocation

The site is allocated for approximately 3,000 sq m of offices (B1a)

Requirements

  • Achieve flood risk betterment, appropriate mitigation and flood risk management, and have regard to the recommendations of the Level 2 SFRA
  • No increase in flood risk on site or elsewhere and no increase in development vulnerability

Opportunities

  • This is a previously developed site, with strong transport links, in the town centre. It is a very sustainable location for new development, and efficient use of this land should be made, taking all available opportunities to reduce flood risk in the local area
  • Improve the links along the river and to and from the town centre
  • Contemporary design approach, whilst respecting the proximity to the River Wey
  • Improve green infrastructure provision on site to help improve the character of the area, given the extent of previously developed land

 

Description

Location

Guildford Town Centre

Ward

Friary and St Nicolas

Ownership

Private

Area (size)

0.37 ha

Existing use

Business (B1) and warehouses (B8)

LAA reference

Site 8

Key considerations

  • Corridor of the River Wey
  • Flood risk
  • Previously developed land close to Guildford railway station

 

A9 77 to 83 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford
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