Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Guildford Joint Committee:
i. Agreed the following principles for delivering the Guildford Public Realm Scheme:
a) Chapel Street: accessibility improved from the junction with the High Street; create a more pedestrian-dominant area; enhance access restriction for vehicles to promote greater use of the carriageway.
b) Swan Lane: to upgrade the pedestrianised carriageway with materials is in keeping with the town centre’s heritage.
c) Castle Street: to introduce better traffic measures to address traffic management issues and provide an improved pedestrian link to the castle grounds.
d) Town centre Pedestrian Safety: Ensure existing vehicular control barriers and applied ‘safety by design’ measures are appropriate for the High street and adjoining streets.
ii. Agreed that decisions regarding details of the scheme are delegated to Area Highways manager in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee and Local Councillors
Delegated Authority to the Area Highways
Manager to take necessary steps to implement the scheme and
advertise any formal orders needed to create the changes agreed.
Should any objections be received to proposed orders, delegate
determination of those objections to the Area Highways Manager in
consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the
Agreed that SCC work in partnership with
GBC on this project in delivery of the scheme providing in-kind
support as required.
v. Supported the County Council and Guildford Borough Council entering into a formal agreement for the future maintenance and operation of the roads referred to in recommendation (i) and to include the High Street and Tunsgate.
Reasons for recommendations
To request authority to create a scheme to enhance Guildford streetscape and to delegate the details to ensure that the scheme can be delivered in the tight timescales set out.
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Date of decision: 03/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 03/07/2019 - Guildford Joint Committee