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Guildford Borough Council

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016

Comment Information

Comment Information
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2016 - Part 2: Sites A26: Blackwell Farm Policy A26 [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID PSLPS16/1499
Respondent University of Surrey (G Q Max Lu) [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 18 Jul 2016
Current Status Accepted
  1. Blackwell distinguishes itself through powerful exceptional circumstances, much more so than the other strategic sites
  2. Blackwell provides the opportunity to address a critical existing infrastructure deficit: access to the West
  3. The University notes the recent Strategic Highways Assessment and points out that Blackwell offers an exceptional opportunity for sustainable transport based on a design focusing on "live here, work here" (with in excess of 10,000 people working between Blackwell and Guildford Town centre)
  4. The University regards Policy E2 relating to the location of new employment space and the sequential test to be flawed and recommends that the Research Park be treated in the same way as the Town Centre
  5. The University believes that Blackwell provides unique long term potential and recommends that those parcels not released under this local plan be safeguarded. This would allow the Borough to better satisfy NPPF guidelines



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