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Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017

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Royal Horticultural Society (S… 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/1922
  • Status: Accepted
As outlined above, RHS Wisley is the top paid attraction within the Borough of Guildford and is the largest tourist attraction within Surrey. The vision to continue to develop a high quality visitor experience as detailed in Policy E6 is supported however, to inset the Garden from the Green Belt would provide the planning policy support required to deliver this objective. In line with our previous comments dated June 2016, we propose that greater prominence is given to Wisley Gardens in the Pl
The Guildford Society (Mr Juli… 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/2042
  • Status: Accepted
LEISURE AND TOURISM – TOPIC PAPER (2017) We recognise the benefit of leisure and tourism uses in Guildford and in the context of the local plan. We would have preferred to see a comprehensive approach within the plan to the regeneration of the town centre and riverside. This would provide a more vibrant place (think Richmond Riverside) and increase dwell time, benefitting our retailers, our arts and heritage offerings. By and large there is insufficient prize in the local plan as drafted.
Guildford Residents Associatio… 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/2593
  • Status: Accepted
Welcome stronger link to environmental character.
Sport England (Mr Owen Neal) 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/1336
  • Status: Accepted
POLICY E6: The leisure and visitor experience Sport England notes that the policy has not been amended to clarify that it relates to outdoor sports facilities as well as indoor facilities as highlighted in our response dated 8 July 2016. Sport England therefore maintains its objection on this basis. Conclusion In conclusion, Sport England wishes to maintain its objection to the proposed Local Plan submission primarily on the grounds that it is not based on a sufficiently robust and up to date
A Jefferies 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/2736
  • Status: Accepted
29. I object to the continued assumption that Guildford needs more retail. The ELNA fails to understand the shortcomings in the Carter Jonas retail study update 2017 which refers to retail requirement from companies already in administration and also fails to recognise the increasing use of internet shopping over the bricks and mortar experience. This is lamentable as the land allocated for retail could be put to much better use as residential. 32. I object to the fact that there is no evidence
Gillian Eve 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/2518
  • Status: Accepted
Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience No comment. This should not be taken to imply support for this policy or the changes.
Holy Trinity Amenity Group (Ro… 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/2663
  • Status: Accepted
P90. "To achieve this we will support…proposals which promote greater use of the River Wey as a leisure and recreational resource without harming local biodiversity or water quality". Add to this "and which do not degrade the natural and historic character of the riverside". The Wey is a small navigable river, more akin to a canal, and therefore limited in its leisure potential mainly to walking, cycling, and enjoyment of nature. Other leisure developments are acceptable providing they do not re
Jennie Kyte 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/2457
  • Status: Accepted
POLICY E6: The leisure and visitor centre 4.4.54 The Yvonne Arnaud and G.Live have been added to this paragraph as entertainment and cultural facilities. The Electric Theatre, a town centre theatre in a historic building, should also be added. I support the addition of the Yvonne Arnaud theatre and GLive, but object to the omission of the Electric Theatre.
The Guildford Society (Mr Juli… 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/1848
  • Status: Accepted
POLICY E6 – The leisure and visitor experience zzz) The Guildford Society agrees with the draft policy on economic grounds. It is recognised that retailing is undergoing a major transition and complementary leisure experiences are essential in order to extend dwell times. aaaa) Guildford is clearly well placed to bring forward the River Wey navigation as a visitor experience, complementing amenities such as the Castle, Sports Centres, and surrounding Green Belt. The introduction of pedestriani
Karen Stevens 24 Jul 2017

Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites 2017 - Part 1: Policies 4. Policies Policy E6: The leisure and visitor experience Policy E6

  • Comment ID: pslp171/2064
  • Status: Accepted
I support the statement in para 4.4.59 that "The plan seeks to ensure that the borough's unique natural landscapes and heritage, which contribute so significantly to its appeal as a leisure and tourism destination, are preserved". However, GBC has failed to put this policy into practice in forming its Plan, as it has included a proposal to build 1,800 homes in the setting to the AONB – an area that contributes significantly to Guildford's landscape heritage by providing far-reaching views from t
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