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News: CFCE Response by Guildford Cathedral and Vivid Homes

Guildford Cathedral and Vivid Housing Response to Written Response from Cathedral Fabric Commission for England dated 22 November 2021.

 

Information:

John Bailey, Cathedral Architect

John Busher, Guildford Borough Council

Ian Fenn, JTP Architects

Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of Guildford

Alma Howell, Historic England

Kevin McKenzie, Dalmore Land

Paul Velluet, Chair Guildford Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee

Statutory Consultees Mailbox

 

Stag Hill • Guildford • Surrey • GU2 7UP
01483 547 864 • dops@guildford-cathedral.org

Guildford Cathedral – Stag Hill Housing Development

 

Guildford Cathedral & Vivid Housing response to written response from Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England dated 22nd November 2021

 

  1. Certified views of the scheme from all key viewpoints, including night-time views.

The LVIA has been produced and submitted with the detailed planning application. The LVIA has now also been updated to provide winter and night-time views, which were formally submitted to GBC on the 27th January. Please find embedded links to both the LVIA and addendum.

 

  1. A document setting out the evolution of the housing scheme, in particular setting out how the new development (both at the level of the design of the individual houses, and as a wider scheme) has been designed to harmonise with the historic cathedral and further beautify its setting.

Please find below the embedded link to the submitted Design and Access Statement (DAS).

 

  1. Evidence that the financial gain coming from the sale of the land would be sufficient and secure enough to compensate for the impact on the setting of the cathedral of the loss of the clear green space around the building, and to compensate the cathedral for the loss of the land as an asset.

Please find below the embedded link to the following supporting information:

 

It has been agreed between Historic England and the Cathedral that the Vivid land receipt will be invested to create an annual Endowment that will be used by the Cathedral to maintain, repair and improve the fabric of the Grade II* Listed Cathedral Building. The final terms of governance continue to be discussed between the parties.

 

  1. An assessment of the significance of the affected area in historic, architectural, archaeological and ecological terms.

Please find below the embedded link to the following supporting information:

 

 

 

 

  1. Statements from the cathedral architect and archaeologist (or other suitably qualified individuals) on the impact of the works on such significance, and any mitigation proposed.

Please find below the embedded link to the Cathedral’s Architect’s Statement

 

  1. Good quality photographs of the affected areas.

Please find below the embedded link to the DAS, LVIA and photo modelling of three strategic local public viewpoints

Link: Bill Images to be uploaded

 

  1. Detailed plans and elevations of the proposed new buildings and landscape features.

Please find below the embedded link to the DAS, Dwelling Floor Plans and Elevations, Overall Landscaping Masterplan, General Arrangement Plan and Section, Planting Plan and Landscape Design Statement.

(also shown in the DAS)

 

  1. A Strategic Masterplan for the precinct.

Please find below the embedded link to the 2022 Strategic Masterplan as recently approved by Chapter.

  1. An accessibility audit of the site and of the proposed development.

Please find below the embedded link to the Design and Access Statement (DAS)

 

  1. Details of the proposed landscaping of the precinct.

Please find below the embedded link to the document entitled Proposed Landscaping of the Precinct produced by the Cathedral Architect.

 

  1. Details of the proposed lighting of the precinct.

Please find below the embedded link to the document entitled Proposed Lighting of the Precinct produced by the Cathedral Architect.

 

  1. Details of consultations with statutory consultees and members of the public, and a response to the questions and comments made by the Fabric Advisory Committee.

Please find below the embedded link to the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) prepared by Property House Group would address the first part of this query. With respect to the second part, please find below the embedded link to the presentation to be made to the Fabric Advisory Committee on the 2nd March.

  1. Details of the environmental performance of the new clergy housing in line with the net zero 2030 goal set by the General Synod for all clergy housing. Please find below the embedded link to the Sustainability and Energy Statement prepared by Blue Sky Unlimited

 

  1. Evidence that long-term maintenance of the green spaces and clergy housing will be provided.

Please find below the embedded link to the document entitled Maintenance of Cathedral Housing and Green Spaces produced by the Cathedral Architect. It should also be highlighted that a plan is currently being drafted for review and approval from Chapter delineating future POS responsibilities between the Cathedral and Vivid which is likely to be required within the S106 agreement with GBC.


Added Tuesday 1st March 2022