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GBC Planning on Warning as Government Monitors Speed of Application Decisions

By Hugh Coakley The government has stepped back from exercising their powers to take over some of GBC’s planning functions. The move was threatened because of GBC’s poor performance. But…

Guildford Hits Bottom of National League Tables for Planning Performance

By Hugh Coakley GBC has been placed at the bottom of a national government table for deciding non-major planning applications on time. Only 24 per cent of non-major planning applications,…

Planning Backlog Increases As Councillor Says ‘It’s A Mess’

By Hugh Coakley Planning at Guildford Borough Council (GBC) is “in a real mess”, according to one Conservative councillor, with an increasing backlog in planning applications and planning enforcements. One…