How do you justify a tall (10 storey) building here when Guildford Council has rejected the principle of tall buildings on other sites?
The impact of the Proposed Development, including the proposed tall building, is subject to an iterative design process informed by a Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment which will report effects on townscape character and visual amenity.
The positioning, orientation, height and mass of the proposed tall building has been considered throughout this process, taking into account issues such as views from the town centre, views from the Cathedral, local views and daylight/sunlight.
We have carried out a Townscape Visual Impact Assessment (TVA) guided by GBC’s Town Centre Views Supplementary Document which commits to protecting views of The Castle and the Cathedral against town centre developments. This looked at 13 representative viewpoints which indicate that existing views are maintained.