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Letter: The Effingham Planning Decision is “Special” in All the Wrong Ways

From Ben Paton There seems to be a deal of intellectual dishonesty in the planning rules especially with regard to what constitutes “very special circumstances”. The planning inspector considered that…

Letter: Over Five Years’ Work Went into Our Plan

From Bill Stokoe Director, Guildford Vision Group In response to Martin Elliott’s comment on my opinion piece: How Did This Planning Disaster Occur?, over five years’ work has gone into…

Letter: Tunsgate Quarter – Bright Building With A Bright Future

From Alan Cooper Alice Fowler’s report is about the first accurate and unexaggerated account I have read of the opening day of Tunsgate Quarter. There were not huge crowds and…

Letter: What Has Happened to Tunsgate Man?

From Valerie Bale It’s good to see the Edward and Eleanor sundial back up but what’s happened to the naked green man? The developer, Queensberry, has said that they felt…

Letter: Impact of Council Tax Increases Should Be Reviewed

From Bernard Parke hon alderman and former Mayor of Guildford By the time that this letter is published readers will have received their council tax bill for the current year.…

Letter: Station Development Will Be A Blot On Guildford’s Townscape Forever

From Valerie Thompson In response to: Opinion: Following the ‘Great Wall’ Go-ahead Expect More ‘Greedy Style’ Proposals Guildford railway station will not be improved for access, particularly for the disabled, and…

Letter: Local Plan Opponents’ Arguments Are Not ‘Simplistic’

From Jim Allen In response to: Dragon Interview: Bob Hughes, Chairman of the Guildford Conservative Association Bob Hughes says: “We will argue our case that the Local Plan protects Guildford. We…

Letter: Opinion Piece On Effingham’s Neighbourhood Plan Was Balanced

From Hannah Davis In response to: Examiner Did Not Support Residents Association Views On Housing Numbers For Effingham I read the original article by Chris Dick and thought it reasonably balanced…

Letter: How Can More Affordable Homes Be Built While Legal Loopholes Remain?

Bernard Parke hon alderman and former Mayor of Guildford Guildford Dragon readers may be aware of a recent report commissioned by the charity Shelter and the Campaign to Protect Rural…

Letter: The Urgent Traffic Problem In Guildford Is Obvious

From Colin Cross Lib Dem borough councillor for Lovelace £250 million just to push the motorway traffic a mile or to on to the next jam. Really? The only really…