Public consultation on 1,500-home Weyside Urban Village in Guildford takes place online this month and next.

Guildford Borough Council, which has agreed £350 million capital funding for the scheme, is putting on four session with Curtin&Co in the first round of consultation for the scheme formerly known as Slyfield Area Regeneration Project.

The first session which introduces the scheme (still available online) was on Monday, July 13 and there are sessions at 6.30pm on Mondays, July 20, 27 and August 3, focussing respectively on infrastructure, highways & transport and climate change and sustainability.

Council leader Cllr Caroline Reeves said: “The development will rejuvenate the site and its surroundings to give us much needed housing for all ages in the borough, from young commuters to families and those downsizing into retirement.

“We’ll also be providing excellent infrastructure and active travel improvements, including pedestrian and cycle paths into the town centre, extended educational facilities and exciting employment opportunities.”

The special project team put together by the council includes Gleeds as project co-ordinator, Savills as planning consultant and JTP as architect and masterplanner.

The 41-hectare brownfield site borders the River Wey and currently houses Guildford Sewage Treatment Works, a Surrey County Council waste transfer station, a Guilford Borough Council depot and allotments. 

Further consultation will take place in September and October with a planning application expected to be submitted by the end of the year.


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