Tag "Planning"

Independent planning body ‘would be seen as impartial’


A STAND-ALONE planning authority that would operate separately from Environment and all other States committees could reduce perceptions of partiality and conflicts of interest, the committee behind a plan for major States reforms has said.

Developers say plan risks homes and jobs

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HOUSE building will grind to a halt, putting hundreds of jobs at risk, if the draft Island Development Plan is adopted, a host of leading developers, builders and architects have warned.

An urgent need for safety change

AS THE new road layout along The Quay beds in, there is another project on Environment’s to do list which is arguably more pressing.

Villocq neighbours act fast

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FEARS that three fields could be re-zoned for housing has resulted in residents of a Castel estate coming out in force to protect the area.

37-unit clos plans worry residents

Jolene Blampied lives opposite the proposed entrance to the planned new clos at St Martin’s. Like other residents she is concerned about the development’s effect on traffic in the area if it goes ahead. (7814874)

BUSIER roads, the loss of prime Guernsey farmland and straining local infrastructure were a few of the objections to a proposed new housing development in the heart of St Martin’s.

Developing the meaning behind plans

THERE are many similarities between the draft Island Development Plan and the Personal Tax, Benefits and Pensions review. Both are of huge importance and seek to set the agenda for years to come, both are a series of interlocking measures and both are of huge complexity. But it is in how they are received that they share the greatest bond. Both encourage islanders to look at the big picture knowing that most people will choose first to examine how it directly affects them.

Deputies support plans for Green Acres

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SUPPORT for the former Green Acres Hotel to be turned into a specialist dementia care home has been given a boost after 21 deputies signalled their backing in a letter to the Environment Department.

Crossing the boundaries of bureaucracy

A WEEK ago, this column looked at the huge decisions facing the States over the coming year. From pensions and population to taxes and waste, deputies and civil servants have their work cut out.

Planners back 45m Castel mast

The existing TV mast at Route de L’Eglise, Castel. It will be rebuilt 80m south west of its current site, if the Environment Department agrees with planners. (6291112)

A 45-METRE high lattice tower is likely to be built in the Castel after planners gave it the thumbs up, despite objections from neighbours.