Long-awaited plans for Guildford’s 473-home Friary Quarter scheme have been submitted.

St Edward, a joint venture between Berkeley Group and M&G Real Estate, has submitted plans to Guildford Borough Council for four blocks of up to 14 storeys plus ground floor commercial and community spaces including a medical centre.

The North Street site will include four new areas of landscaped public realm across 1.6 acres.

St Edward will pedestrianise North Street with new paving, trees and a water feature for children. A bespoke community plan with regular events will be put in place. The proposals also include a new bus interchange.

Jack Nicholson, land and development director for St Edward, said: “After nearly three years of design development, and extensive stakeholder and community engagement, St Edward is extremely proud of the final scheme which will transform this long derelict site into a contemporary new neighbourhood.

“We believe this development will become a beautiful addition to Guildford, delivering new homes to bring investment into the town, as well as creating beautiful spaces for the whole community to meet, eat, relax, gather and play. The suite of infrastructure improvements offers huge benefits to the community and will be transformational to the wider area.”

St Edward says the development will result in a 201 per cent biodiversity net gain, 72 per cent reduction in CO2 and there will be 120 new trees planted, including 15 different species.

The application is expected to be considered by Guildford Borough Council in November with construction starting in Summer 2023.

Visit www.northstreetregeneration.co.uk

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