Draft housing guidelines released for Les Bas Courtils

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MORE than 12 dwellings could be built at Les Bas Courtils if they were designed well, proposed guidelines have said.

Extract from the IDP Proposals Map showing Les Bas Courtil housing allocation site outlined in red. (20658111)

Planning has released a draft development framework for the site in St Sampson.

The site area is about 0.6 hectares - 3.6 vergees - and comprises a former orchard and vinery, together with a substantial residential property and two outbuildings which are on the protected buildings list.

'The exact number of units on site will depend on the detailed design response to the specifics of this site,' the framework says.

'Taking into account the constraints and opportunities of the site, previous assessments have indicated that approximately six to 12 residential units are likely to be acceptable (a density of up to 20 dwellings per hectare). However if the proposed development were of a significantly high standard of design, then this number may increase, provided the setting of the Protected Building and the amenity of adjoining residents is carefully protected, that any impact on the special interest of the protected building is carefully considered, and that access arrangements are satisfactory in terms of scale and capacity.'

The Development & Planning Authority is now inviting comments on the draft framework by e-mail at or in writing in the before 5pm on Monday 19 March.

If approved by the Authority, it will be taken into account when considering development proposals for the site.

The Draft Development Framework can be found at or copies are available to view at the Planning Service reception at Sir Charles Frossard House.

Nick Mann

By Nick Mann


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