Explore Farnham by VR
This summer, Farnham residents will be able to explore the town's potential using virtual reality technology.
17:17 08 August 2022
This summer, Farnham residents will get access to virtual reality technology that will allow them to explore the potential future of the town centre. The free immersive experience will be made available at various locations around the town starting on 16 August. The scheme is part of the ongoing Farnham Infrastructure Programme, which is made up of Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Farnham Town Council and Jeremy Hunt MP, that proposes changes to Farnham town centre.
Participants will get the opportunity to use the latest in virtual reality headset technology to fly around the town centre by jet pack allowing them to explore and feedback on how the town could be transformed if current proposals are approved.
Matt Furniss, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Economy, said, “It’s vital we get feedback from people across Farnham for this important consultation. By trialing innovative and fun technologies, we’re hoping to understand how we can better engage Surrey residents about future changes to their neighbourhoods and towns.”
The scheme hopes to explore ways to improve the town, including making it more attractive for shoppers, reducing congestion and improving air quality. The local authority is currently considering two options, one that focuses on Castle Street and Downing Street, and one that looks at changing the traffic flow and improvements to The Borough, Castle Street and Downing Street.