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Guildford Borough Council

Draft Local Plan: strategy and sites 2014

2. Draft Local Plan strategy and sites - Site allocations 20 to 125

48- Slyfield Area Regeneration Project


Slyfield Area Regeneration Project (SARP)

Site address

The sewage treatment works and land between Slyfield industrial estate and the A3, Guildford


Guildford Urban Area




Site maps


Slyfield Area Regeneration project aerial map

Slyfield Area Regeneration project OS map


Surrey County Council, Thames Water and Guildford Borough Council

Area (size)

40 ha

Existing use

Sewage treatment works, former landfill site, Council depot and allotments

How was the site identified?

SHLAA (site 245)


  • Guildford Urban Area
  • Flood zone 1 (low risk) and flood zone 2 (medium risk). An initial flood risk assessment shows that none of the site falls within flood zone 3
  • Within 400m to 5km of the Thames Basin Heaths SPA, where the impact of development on the SPA can be avoided
  • Previously developed land
  • Corridor of the River Wey
  • Protected open space (south west of site)
  • Contaminated land (open landfill). Detailed studies have been undertaken and further work is ongoing.
  • Allotments
  • Community hall
  • Adjacent to proposed strategic employment site
  • Infrastructure requirements will include a Clay Lane Link Road, which could be delivered in two phases, which will connect to the Local Road Network
  • Interventions will be required which address the potential highway performance issues which could otherwise result from the development.


  • Housing (C3) and Traveller pitches (sui generis)
  • Employment - Offices (B1a), Research and development (B1b), Light industrial (B1c), general industrial (B2), storage and distribution (B8)
  • A new council waste management depot (relocated on the site)
  • Waste facilities - the northern area of approximately 11ha is allocated in Surrey Waste Plan 2008 for non-thermal waste uses.
  • A new sewage treatment works (relocated within the site)
  • Upgraded primary school and financial contributions towards secondary school expansions
  • A local retail centre


11-15 years

Opportunities /commentary

This is a strategic development site, providing opportunities for approximately 1,000 new homes and employments uses in the urban area. At least 40% of new homes provided will be affordable homes.

A planning application for phase one of the Clay Lane Link Road is imminent. This will be within the area shown on site allocation 121.