Guildford Residents Associations
Guildford Residents Associations

Welcome to the GRA

The GRA was formed in 2012. It aims to bring together residents associations and parish councils from across the borough to share ideas and information to enable the voices of residents be captured in the emerging Local Plan for Guildford.


The GRA membership consists of 30 RAs and parish councils who support the GRA's statement of residents "Aspirations for Guildford". The "Aspirations" paper is also supported by the Guildford Society and the CPRE. Membership of the GRA is open all RAs and parish councils in the borough who support our Aspirations paper.


Our vision is for all Guildford residents to enjoy a good quality of life in a healthy, enriching environment within caring communities. Achieving this requires Guildford to:

  • cherish its market town legacy, garden suburbs and downland setting, 
  • encourage innovative, sustainable development of its high added value economy, building on Guildford’s current strengths and correcting its weaknesses.


If you want to know more about the GRA or want to enquire about your RA or parish council  joining the GRA then you can contact us at

The Current (July 2017) Consultation on the Local Plan. The GRA information for residents and its own response.

GRA Response to the July 2017 Consultation
GRA RESPONSE 2017 Revised Guildford Prop[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [446.0 KB]
Review of GL Hearn’s Guildford Addendum to the West Surrey SHMA
Neil McDonald
June 2017
Review of GL Hearn's Guildford Addendum [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

GRA Flyer for the July 2016 Consultation

GRA Flyer
GRA Local Plan Response Flyer v3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [425.8 KB]
GRA Review of the West Surrey SHMA
GRA Report FINAL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
GRA Comment on Transport Infrastructure
Commentary on PSLP and transport infrast[...]
Microsoft Word document [41.0 KB]
GRA Response to the Proposed Submission Draft Plan
We are grateful to all of our members who contributed to the attached GRA response to this consultation.
GRA RESPONSE Guildford Proposed Submissi[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

These GRA reports, its own response to the consultation and our recent press release (see opposite under "Must See GRA Documents") are our contribution to helping local democracy flourish in our borough, by assisting and encouraging all Guildford's residents who share our vision to have their voice heard in the consultation on the Submission Draft Local Plan. 

Must See GRA Documents

Press Release:

GRA United in Opposition to Local Plan Across Town and Country (7 June 2016)

You can see the latest press release here.







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