Working with residents to ensure a greener future for Guildford Borough

Climate change is having a major impact on our planet. That is why Liberal Democrats on Guildford Borough Council have led the way locally by declaring a 'Climate Emergency' and set the ambitious goal of becoming a net zero carbon borough council by 2030.

Our action so far...

  • Declared a climate emergency and adopted an ambitious action plan to make the council net carbon zero by 2030.
  • Rewrote planning policies to require the best possible sustainability from new developments.
  • Obtained one of the highest recycling rates in the UK.
  • Launched a Sustainable Business Network to help local businesses cut their carbon emissions.
  • Operate multiple award-winning parks and green spaces, and committed to eliminating the use of harmful pesticides.
  • Created air quality management areas in Guildford, Shalford and Compton.
  • Installing EV charging points across the borough and working to cut traffic congestion - we're doing this through projects such as the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) and Shaping. Guildford's Future which include looking at ways to improve traffic flow.
Ed D Visit 2021

Our commitment for the next four years...

  • Find the funding to deliver our climate change plan and to support the transition to net zero in the borough as a whole.
  • Launch a new e-bike hire scheme for Guildford and Shalford by the end of 2023.
  • Develop a new borough-wide infrastructure plan for walking and cycling.
  • Continue to improve air quality, including with a clean air zone in the town centre and a grant scheme to help local businesses switch to electric vans to cut air pollution on the A3.
  • Respond to the biodiversity crisis through re-wilding and eliminating the use of pesticides.
  • Oppose sewage dumping in the River Wey and other local water courses.
April Jacobs Well

 

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Greener

Working with residents to ensure a greener future for Guildford.

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Fairer

Because a fairer future is a brighter future for everyone in Guildford

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Thriving

Working to ensure a thriving future for all of our communities

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