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Formal advertisement of parking proposals

We are conducting an on-street parking review in partnership with Surrey County Council.

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During the first stage of our review, officers investigated on-street parking issues and opportunities. They shared their findings with borough and county councillors and drafted proposals for improvements.

We presented the proposals at the Guildford Joint Committee meetings in March 2021. The Committee have agreed that we can formally advertise our proposals. You can find the proposals below.

Have your say on the parking proposals 

Formal consultation

As we enter the formal consultation stage of our review, we are asking for your feedback. Your feedback will help inform our decisions.

Do you support or oppose the proposals or do you think we could improve them by making changes?

What we have to consider

The introduction or amendment of parking restrictions has the potential to create difficulties. In some cases these could be:

  • the availability of parking reduces
  • the use of spaces becomes less flexible
  • parking issues get displaced to nearby areas

To help prevent this we need to consider wider locations as well the central location. Changes need to improve present issues but also prevent them moving elsewhere. We need to balance this without being too restrictive to other residents and road users.

Help us to make the changes you want to see. It may be several years before we look at parking restrictions in these areas again.

Our proposals

Below is a list of affected roads and the proposed changes to controls.

Ash - various amendments to restrictions

Ash Vale - no waiting at any time double yellow line proposals 

Burpham - no waiting at any time double yellow line proposals 

Gomshall - no waiting at any time double yellow line proposals



The Pilgrims

Tongham- no waiting at any time and school keep clear proposals


East Horsley

West Clandon - school keep clear and no waiting at any time

Worplesdon - no waiting at any time double yellow line proposals 

Guildford town centre controlled parking zone - removal of parking bay for access 

Guildford town centre controlled parking zone - amendment to allow for loading

Guildford town centre controlled parking zone - Electric Vehicle Charging Bays

Public notices for amendment orders, statements of reason and traffic regulation orders

Viewing documents in person

You can view the following documents at Bedford Road Car Park Office. This is free of charge, but you must make an appointment:

  • the draft order (with plans showing the details of proposed controls)
  • a statement of the council's reasons for proposing the order
  • the existing consolidation orders (as amended)

You can also view the documents at the locations below during normal opening hours:

  • Guildford Library, North Street, Guildford
  • Ash Library, Ash Street, Ash
  • Horsley Library, Station Parade West, East Horsley

Giving feedback

We have now made it easier for you to provide feedback to proposals and you can complete our Parking Consultation Smart Survey.

Complete one survey per proposal. The deadline for feedback is Friday 9th September.

You can also send your feedback by letter to:

Lisa Haydney, Guildford Borough Council, Parking Office, Laundry Road, Guildford, GU1 4PX

Or by email to:

Your privacy

The Parking Lead will review your feedback in consultation with their equivalent at Surrey County Council and relevant county councillors.

Our report will be a public document, which will be available to view on the Borough Council's website. We will not publish your name and address but we will publish your feedback.

If you give feedback about how the proposals will affect your property, your property could be identifiable from your comments.

Our privacy guidance will tell you more about how we use your personal information.

Final decisions 

The decision the Parking lead, the County Council equivalent and councillors make will be final.

If a proposal requires major amendments, it may need to be re-advertised. They may choose to defer the proposal to a future review. It could also choose not to proceed with any changes.

If the proposals are agreed, we would expect to have them in place by mid-late 2022.

If you would like to keep up to date with progress,  please visit our Parking Reviews website.