The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges we all face.
We declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and have committed to becoming a net zero carbon borough by 2030, with the built environment being a really important part of the story.
At Guildford Park Road we are a looking at a lot of different options to reduce the embodied and operational carbon that the scheme creates. This includes developing proposals that minimise dig-out during the construction phase and designing buildings that perform really efficiently.
We want to add more green spaces to the site whilst keeping as many of the existing trees as we which will improve biodiversity. We will develop a non-gas powered energy strategy and include renewables. We will encourage people to opt for sustainable transport choices by promoting cycle storage and improving access to the bus routes that run through the site.
We know that flooding is a real issue for Guildford and have carefully considered this aspect of the scheme. The site sits outside of Guildford’s flood zones, but we still need to take steps to ensure that rainwater is carefully managed to avoid problems elsewhere. We plan to include features like sustainable urban drainage to manage rainwater on site.