Guildford is at the most significant crossroads in its 1,000 year history – and our town now needs your help.
With growing and irresistible pressures on housing, business, traffic and infrastructure we have a stark choice:
– Either our town continues with the piecemeal development it has suffered since the war, which will inevitably turn it into another sprawling nightmare like Slough
– Or we take a deep breath and have the vision to return our town centre to the people with pleasant open spaces and a beautiful riverside like Richmond and Stratford Upon Avon.
Which way do you want Guildford Borough Council to take us?
At Guildford Vision Group we believe the Council now has an unique opportunity to put into place the Allies and Morrison Masterplan our county town deserves.
The Council has the sites and has approved this plan, BUT it is effectively UNDELIVERABLE without a new road crossing to carry the traffic away from the centre.
Here, on our website, you can discover the vision for this Masterplan and new crossing, more about our Group and how you can help us ensure that the Guildford of the future is a fabulous place people want to live in and visit, not an urban wasteland.
A town for people, not traffic, with heritage and modern facilities – and a thriving community in which businesses can grow and everybody, including future generations, enjoys living, working, playing, eating and shopping.
But this vision of a traffic-free Guildford centre and wonderful riverside will only happen with a new crossing over the river and railway to take vehicles around the core of the town.
No crossing means keeping the current four lane carriageway carrying heavy traffic into the centre – separating the town and the river and losing the last chance in a century to create a truly lovely town centre free from vehicles, noise, fumes and traffic accidents.
THE VITAL DECISION ON THIS CROSSING LIES IN THE HANDS OF GUILDFORD’S COUNCILLORS (LED BY SOME OFFICERS) – PLEASE HELP US TO PERSUADE THEM TO BE BOLD AND GRASP THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
Please take a few minutes to write to your local Councillors asking them to ensure the crossing goes ahead and the vision of a town centre for people becomes a reality.
ALL THE INFORMATION ON WHO TO WRITE TO AND WHAT TO SAY IS HERE.
Action by you now is vital if the Council is to take the right turning at the crossroads in front of us.
Your councillors and their officers need to be making decisions which are transparent and fulfil the opportunities available – not simply those that are the easiest.
Thank you very much for your support – it will help make all the difference.