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Hear more about our plans for Weyside Urban Village: 1,500 homes to be built on brownfield land

We have four online public exhibitions in July and August, which anyone can attend to find out more about our proposed riverside development in Guildford.

The 41-hectare Weyside Urban Village project, which will deliver approximately 1,500 homes on brownfield land, is an ambitious plan to create a green and thriving community alongside the River Wey. In addition to new, high-quality homes, the proposals also include new community facilities, measures to lower carbon emissions, improved access to a bigger, dedicated nature reserve as well as new work and commercial space.

Members of the public will also be able to comment and ask questions of the Project Team during these four 60-minute exhibitions, which are being held online due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions:

  • Monday 13 July, 6.30-7.30pm: An Introduction to Weyside Urban Village
  • Monday 20 July, 6.30-7.30pm: Infrastructure
  • Monday 27 July, 6.30-7.30pm: Transport and Highways
  • Monday 3 August, 6.30-7.30pm: Climate Change and Sustainability

Leader of the Council, Cllr Caroline Reeves says: "We encourage residents and local businesses to find out more about this exciting new chapter in Guildford's future. We couldn't hold face-to-face sessions as we would have liked, due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but these online presentations are a quick and easy way to learn more.

"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."

Places can be booked by registering at www.weysideurbanvillage.co.uk/consultation. Recordings of the presentations will be available to watch at www.weysideurbanvillage.co.uk. Copies of the presentation can also be posted to residents on request.

We welcome your views on the development - questions, comments and ideas can be submitted either via www.weysideurbanvillage.co.uk, by calling 0207 399 2294, or emailing weyside.urban.village@guildford.gov.uk.

Published on Wednesday 8 July.