Tag "Planning"

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.

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.

Green Acres plans updated

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REVISED plans to convert the former Green Acres Hotel into a specialist dementia care home are ready and will be handed to the Environment Department on Friday 5 September, along with a 6,000 signature petition.

Deputy joins online campaigner for Green Acres

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A FORMER senior nurse who up until recently sat on the board of Health and Social Services has been left bitterly disappointed after plans to convert the former Green Acres Hotel into a specialist dementia care home were scuppered.

Transparent need for more open decisions

‘MUST do better.’ In the face of two damning indictments from the Planning Appeals Panel, the Environment minister’s response is wholly appropriate – and barely adequate.

Minister welcomes planning criticism

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ENVIRONMENT minister Roger Domaille has ‘welcomed’ the scathing criticism launched at Guernsey’s planning process – because it can act as a catalyst for improvements.

Appeal hears Manor not viable as a hotel

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UPGRADING Manor Hotel into a two- or three-star hotel would not be a viable option, the company which wants to convert it into a residential care home argued yesterday.