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Debenhams to be Demolished for Homes, Divisive Plan Approved

By Martin Giles and Emily Coady Stemp (local democracy reporter) The proposal to demolish the existing Debenhams Store and replace it with two new buildings, higher but of smaller footprint,…

Notice: Storyteller Writes New Children’s Book ‘Surrey Hills Superheroes’

Local author and storyteller Steve Markwell said he wants people to “discover the magic of the Surrey Hills, breathe deeply, and find your inner Superhero”, and he has written a…

PCC Hits Out at ‘Mixed Messages’ Over Street Lights in Heated Meeting

By Emily Coady-Stemp local democracy reporter Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner has hit back at a claim she “doesn’t understand what she’s talking about” as she says the decision to…

Did You Witness Guildford Hate Crime?

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was racially abused in Guildford on Monday, October 31 between 5.30pm and 5.45pm. The victim was followed by a man as…

Letter: Consider the Relative Height of St Mary’s When Considering Debenhams’ Replacement

From: Sarah Sullivan The images of the proposed St Mary’s Wharf building on the Debenhams site already published on The Guildford Dragon NEWS site do not give a balanced picture.…

Letter: Planning Committee Should Reconsider Debenhams Proposal

From: Sinclair Webster In response to: The Debenhams Decision Will Leave a 100-year Legacy I have over forty years’ experience of designing buildings in this country, Europe, Africa and the…

Letter: Quality, As Well As Quantity, of Comments Should Count in Weighing Wisley Application

From: David Roberts As of today, Taylor Wimpey’s application to build 2,000 at Three Farms Meadows (the former Wisley airfield) has attracted 1,239 public objections and 68 support messages. As…

Letter: What Do Walnut Tree Close Residents and Pedestrians Think of the One-way Trial?

From: Martin Elliott In response to: G-BUG Supports The Walnut Tree Close One-Way Trial – Will You? The point of the trial, I hope, will be fully covered in a…

Guildford Festive Fun Day Has The Town Centre Smiling

By Hugh Coakley There was a party atmosphere in the Guildford town centre on Sunday (November 20) at the borough council’s family festive fun day. It attracted the crowds and…

Highways Repair Bulletin November 21 – 27

The list below, published by Surrey County Council, provided by County Cllr Fiona Davidson and available on the SCC website, lists the current works planned or underway in the borough.…