Guildford Cathedral

We’re working with Guildford Cathedral to create a new thriving community in Surrey; a place that people can call home, that suits their needs and aspirations in life.

More affordable homes in Guildford 

Our proposed new neighbourhood will provide much-needed, high-quality new homes to the area – of a mix of tenures including 40% affordable. As part of our plans, the community will enjoy an attractive landscaped neighbourhood with improved sustainable connections between Onslow Village, where the site is located, and the Guildford town centre (minimising the impact on traffic in the town centre’s busy gyratory system). 

Working in partnership 

We’re working closely with the team from Guildford Cathedral to bring forward our proposals. In addition to providing new homes for the community, the development will also help raise vital funds for the future upkeep of the Grade II* Listed Cathedral, safeguarding the endangered heritage of this Guildford landmark.   

Specialist contractor Drew Smith has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver the development.  

Community engagement so far 

We’ve worked in collaboration with the community, council, stakeholders and influencers to ensure the development’s design complements and benefits the local area.  

We first met the public and community stakeholder groups in November 2019 for a community planning day. We listened to people’s ideas for a new development and told us what was most important to them. Following this event, we hosted a ‘report back’ session in January 2020 to report on the feedback and comments we’d received and how we plan to take them forward. You can view our exhibition boards from our community planning day in November 2019 and the feedback report presented to the community in January 2020 below.

Community planning day exhibition boards

View the exhibition boards we presented to the community in November 2019 to update them on our plans and ask for feedback on our proposals here

Community feedback report

View our community feedback report following our community planning day in November 2019 here

FAQs

View our FAQs from our public webinar in September 2021

We've been working hard to progress our plans based on the feedback received by the public, our community stakeholders, and our statutory consultants, and we're pleased with our current proposals.

We hosted a public webinar in September 2021 to share our updated proposals with the community and show how their ideas have shaped our plans. The public event provided an opportunity for people to find out how the delivery partners have addressed key themes and issues raised throughout the community engagement process ahead of planning submission. The webinar was hosted by us and Guildford Cathedral along with architects JTP and other specialist consultants. If you weren't able to join the webinar you can watch the recording here. 

Next steps 

We hope to submit a planning application in Autumn 2021. Once the application has been submitted, you’ll be able to track its progress on Guildford Borough Council’s website.  

Check back to this page for updates. 

Contact us 

If you have any questions about the webinar or the wider project, you can contact us by emailing info@housegroup.co.uk or phoning 01483 561119. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.