Surrey

Guildford gets £15m growth funding

  • 8 July 2014
  • From the section Surrey
View over Guildford Image copyright Guildford Borough Council
Image caption A 12-week public consultation for the borough's new Local Plan will run until 22 September.

Guildford has secured £15m of government funding designed to boost its local economy.

The government has announced £6bn of funding to support local businesses, create jobs and build new houses.

Guildford Borough Council said all its bids had been approved.

They include £2.7m to improve the Guildford gyratory, and the University of Surrey is to get £5m to develop 5G, the next generation of mobile internet access.

A 12-week public consultation for the borough's new Local Plan, which will set out the vision for Guildford between now and 2031, began on 1 July and will run until 22 September.

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