Postcodes: GU1, GU2, GU3, GU4, GU5, GU10, GU12, GU23, GU24
For many centuries, Guildford was a small market town with a Saxon heritage. With the introduction of the railways, the population began to increase in the 19th century and this growth continued throughout the 20th century until the borough of Guildford became the most populous in Surrey. Guildford’s urban areas are surrounded by a green belt and part of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can be found in the south of the borough.
Get Planning and Architecture has overseen a number of successful projects in the borough of Guildford. Our team of experts have worked on a wide range of projects here, and are familiar with the Local Planning Authority.
Guildford Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Guildford conservation areas:
Abbotswood, Onslow Village, Abinger Hammer, Peaslake, Albury, Pirbright, Basingstoke Canal, South, Puttenham, Bisley Camp, Ripley, Bridge Street, Seale, Charlotteville and Warren Road, Shackleford, Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, Shalford, Eashing, Shere, East Clandon, St Catherine’s, East Horsley, Stoke Fields, Effingham, Stoughton Barracks, Guildford Town Centre, Wanborough, Holmbury St. Mary, Waterden Road, Littleton, West Clandon, Millmead and Portsmouth Road, West Horsley, Ockham, Wood Street, Ockham Mill, Worplesdon
Planning in Guildford
Guildford is Surrey’s most populous district, with 137,200 people and 54,000 households as recorded in the most recent census. Predictions by the Office of National Statistics forecast that the population will rise significantly in the coming years and that by 2026 Guildford will see a 13.8% in the number of people living there. This rise in population means that there is a massive demand for housing in Guildford, and for projects such as extensions and new builds. As experts in this type of planning project, Get Planning and Architecture can skilfully assist you through the planning process.
The main areas in Guildford are:
Ash South and Tongham, Ash Vale, Ash Wharf, Burpham, Christchurch, Clandon and Horsley, Effingham, Friary and St Nicolas, Holy Trinity, Lovelace, Merrow, Normandy, Onslow, Pilgrims, Pirbright, Send, Shalford, Stoke, Stoughton, Tillingbourne, Westborough and Worplesdon.
Guildford Planning Applications & Appeals
At Get Planning and Architecture our architecture and planning team like to stay up to date with building and development news in the UK. This is so that they have a good understanding of the needs of both the location and its residents.
After three years of discussions, Solum Regeneration had submitted their planning application for the transformation of Guildford Station. The proposal for the £150million renovation included a 14-storey tower block, 450 homes, retail space, a car park and modernised facilities at the station itself. The planning application was submitted in the last week of November 2014. Solum Regeneration said the development would create hundreds of jobs and provide an attractive ‘gateway’ to Guildford. The £150m regeneration scheme to redevelop the area around Guildford Station has been approved by the Planning Inspectorate in January 2018.
Guildford Contact Information
Guildford – Local Planning Authority
Guildford Borough Council
Surrey GU2 4BB
For more information, visit www.guildford.gov.uk