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Guelles Road residents concerned about potential over development

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WORRIES about over development in the area surrounding Amherst School have been aired by neighbours.

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The comments were prompted by the publication of a draft framework proposal for the Dunchoille Hotel, which was recently issued by the States.

Earlier this year, plans were approved for 20 affordable homes on land purchased by the Guernsey Housing Association, also on Guelles Road, now known as the ‘Longue Rocque’ development.

One resident, who preferred not to be named, said that the new framework for Dunchoille does not appear to have taken the GHA development into consideration,

‘It’s a lot of potential children, will the school be able to handle it?’ they said.

One resident pointed out that the on-street parking was already stretched with residents from nearby Maurepas Road also having to use the spaces there.

It is described as being particularly difficult on Guelles Road during pick-up time for the school.

‘Sometimes you can’t get your car out at all until all the children have been picked up,’ they said.

The Development & Planning Authority is now inviting comments on the draft framework by email at planning@gov.gg or in writing to the authority over the next four weeks.

The framework can be accessed via the States of Guernsey website at www.gov.gg/planningpolicy or copies are available to view at the Planning Service reception at Sir Charles Frossard House. All responses and comments should be received by 5pm on Monday 4 December.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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