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Community invited to view proposals for a new neighbourhood near Guildford Cathedral

Public webinar: Thursday 23rd September 2021, 6pm 

Register via Zoom here or email  

VIVID and Guildford Cathedral will be holding a public webinar on Thursday 23rd September at 6pm, to share with the community how their ideas have shaped proposals for new homes on land adjacent to the Cathedral.

This public event is an opportunity for people to find out how the delivery partners have addressed key themes and issues raised throughout the community engagement process. The webinar will be hosted by VIVID and Guildford Cathedral, the delivery partners for the proposed new scheme, along with architects JTP and other specialist consultants.

Their vision is for much-needed housing, including 40% affordable homes, in a sustainable, attractive new neighbourhood with improved connections with the town centre for all residents in the area.

Mike Shepherd, Group Development & New Business at VIVID, said: “The response we received from the community in late 2019/early 2020 when we were working on our initial proposals was fantastic. Like so many, the pandemic had an impact on our stakeholders and on our own operations, so we’re very pleased to be able to come back now and show people how their great ideas have helped us with the designs for new homes and public spaces.”

The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of Guildford, said: “We remain committed to creating a new neighbourhood which responds to the needs and wishes of the Guildford community. We hope that people will come along to the webinar, ask questions and see how they have influenced these plans.”

For those who cannot attend the live webinar, a recording will be available online after the event, along with the presentation information. The developers hope to submit a planning application in Autumn 2021. Register via Zoom here or email for registration details. Visit the development webpage here for more information about the project.