Guildford parking review 2023

There are a number of stages involved in the review, these are shown below.

The current stage is: Advertising and objections


During June and July 2023, we looked at some parking issues across the borough. These issues had been brought to our attention largely by members of the public, the police, councillors and highway officers since the previous review took place. We have visited, assessed, and prioritised the requests for new or amended parking controls which should be taken forward.


Having discussed and agreed the proposals with county councillors, authorisation has been granted to advertise our intention to make the changes by the Parking and Enforcement Team Manager

Advertising and objections

We are now accepting feedback about our latest proposals. To find out what they are, please refer to the statement of reasons, and then to the relevant drawing pack. There is one for each division, linked at the bottom of this page.

If you wish to support, object to, or comment on any of the proposals you must do so by 1 December 2023. You can do this by completing the feedback form for the Guildford parking review 2023, or you can write, quoting 'Guildford parking review' in the subject field to: Parking Team, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ

As part of this process we are obliged to take steps to make people, who may be affected by the proposals, aware of them. To do this we have erected street notices at affected locations and written to properties fronting any proposed new restrictions. On 3 November we have published the required formal legal notice in the Surrey Advertiser and have made copies of the proposed traffic orders, the statement of reasons and the drawings available for inspection at the following council offices and libraries:

  • Surrey Highways, Hazel House, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7BQ (by appointment),
  • Guildford Library, North Street, Guildford GU1 4AL
  • Ash Library, Ash St, Ash, Aldershot GU12 6LF
  • Horsley Library, Parade Court, Ockham Rd S, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QR


The Parking and Enforcement Team Manager, in consultation with the county councillor of the area concerned, will consider any comments and objections, before making a final decision about which proposals should go ahead, and whether any should be changed or withdrawn.

Once the final decisions have been made, they will be reported on this page and anyone who raised a comment or objection will receive a letter or email to advise of the outcome. There is no 'appeal' stage.


Once the final decisions have been made, we will go back on site to carry out 'detailed design' in order to specify the new signs and lines required and place a works order with our contractors.

At the same time, we will finalise the traffic regulation orders, and publish a 'made notice' in the local press.

Once the traffic orders are made, and the new signs and lines are in place, the new restrictions will come into effect.

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