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Community Invited To View Latest Designs For North Street Regeneration

Published on: 25 Jul, 2022
Updated on: 25 Jul, 2022

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Register for the webinar on Thursday July 28 at 6pm by emailing to info@housegroup.co.uk.

The Guildford community is being invited by developer St Edward to view the latest designs for The Friary Quarter, the proposed regeneration of North Street in the town centre, which will transform this underutilised brownfield site into a contemporary, sustainable new neighbourhood of 473 homes along with extensive, leisure, hospitality, community uses and landscaped public space.

Aerial view of the North Street Regeneration site.

Following public consultation in April 2022, in which people shared their feedback on evolving designs, St Edward is hosting a public webinar briefing on Thursday, July 28 at 6pm for people to see the latest proposal and ask questions. Email info@housegroup.co.uk to register.

The developer will also be hosting an exhibition at Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4PU, in August – after the submission of the planning at the end of July 2022 – as part of the formal consultation for this project.

This is an opportunity for people to see how their ideas and comments have shaped the plans since the first community engagement session in December 2020 and to speak with the team.

This will be open:
By appointment only: Weekdays 9am-5pm (plus extended hours until 8pm on August 3).

Weekends 10am-2pm on Saturday, August 13 and 20.

Open drop-in events: Weekdays 5pm-8pm on Wednesday, August 10 and 17.

Weekends 10am-2pm on Saturday, August 6.

During the evening and weekend sessions, St Edward will be joined by architects from JTP to discuss the plans and answer any questions people might have. It will be closed on Sundays.

Plans include the proposed pedestrianisation of North Street and improved facilities for market traders, new cafes, bars and restaurants and three new public squares, enhanced public areas and routes, as well as ground floor commercial spaces for leisure, hospitality and a new medical centre.

The developer is committed to planting over 100 new trees as well as living roofs on all available rooftops, and to providing an all-electric power system over traditional gas, as well as 100% active EV charging provision.

The proposals will achieve a net biodiversity gain of 200% on site.

A refurbished, modern bus station interchange will create a safer, less polluting, and more attractive environment for everyone.

Visit northstreetregeneration.co.uk for more information about the project. The planning application will be submitted at the end of July 2022. People can track its progress on Guildford Borough Council’s website.

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