Neighbours relieved as GHA listens to concerns over build

LONGFIELD Centre neighbours are relieved after their concerns over a new housing development were taken into consideration.

Rex Williams, who lives in The Oaks which backs onto the Longfield Centre off Maurepas Road, says he is pleased the Guernsey Housing Association has changed some aspects of its plans to build 15 new homes at the former Longfield Centre after talking to him and fellow residents. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1296090)
Rex Williams, who lives in The Oaks which backs onto the Longfield Centre off Maurepas Road, says he is pleased the Guernsey Housing Association has changed some aspects of its plans to build 15 new homes at the former Longfield Centre after talking to him and fellow residents. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1296090)

LONGFIELD Centre neighbours are relieved after their concerns over a new housing development were taken into consideration.

The Guernsey Housing Association resubmitted its application for 15 homes at the former special needs school off Maurepas Road after speaking to nearby residents.

Many raised issues over the proximity of the development and privacy and, as a result, two of the proposed houses have been reversed.

Rex and Lynn Williams have lived in The Oaks – a clos that backs onto the site – for the past five years.

‘The way it would have been sited woul've meant two of the houses would have backed right up to our boundary and garden,’ Mrs Williams, 38 said.  ‘But the GHA spoke to all of us and we had a meeting so that we could voice our concerns and they have been really good.

Comments for: "Neighbours relieved as GHA listens to concerns over build "

kat

A good development and a smaller one . I hope the planners will carry on make the douit a feature like it is in The Oaks .

Perhaps there could also be a foot path though the hedge into the states owned old post office road to give pedestrians access to La Vrangue and to the post office itself ,this would save having to take a car for a short journey.