Plans have been submitted for more than 1,500 homes at Guildford.

Three applications, which make up Weyside Urban Village, have been submitted by Guildford Borough Council.

The scheme, for 1,550 homes (40 per cent affordable), also includes community facilities and flexible employment space as well as a local centre with retail, healthcare and a nursery school, all on brownfield land.

A separate application has been submitted for open space across 46 hectares which will include publicly accessible open space and a nature reserve.

And a third application is for a temporary new home for Stoke & District Horticultural Society, known as the Aggie Club.

Leader of the council, Cllr Joss Bigmore, said: “After many years of hard work and engagement with residents across Guildford, it’s fantastic to see us reach this milestone for the project.

“Whilst much of the detail is still to come and residents will still be able to scrutinise the proposals, we are one step closer to realising the enormous potential that exists on this brownfield site.

“We are grateful for everyone’s views so far and for the vast amount of positive responses we’ve received. Listening to what our residents have to say is an important part of the Weyside Urban Village masterplan.”

Negotiations continue with Guildford Allotment Society over allotments at Bellfields Road, following a decision by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government last August that the council could not relocate the site.

The Weyside Urban Village project is expected to take 10-15 years to complete.

The team on the project includes JTP as architect and masterplanner, Gleeds as project co-ordinator, Savills as planning consultant, BMD as landscape architect, Markides Associates as transport planner, Aecom as infrastructure advisor and Stantec for its environmental impact assessment.


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