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St Andrew’s nursery could be used for cannabis cultivation

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CANNABIS could soon be grown at a nursery in St Andrew’s if a planning application for the site is approved.

La Villiaze Nursery on Guillard Lane in St Andrew’s. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 26920464)

The application was made by Mrs S Noordam to erect security fencing, cameras and lighting at the La Villiaze Nursery on Guillard Lane in St Andrew’s for the purpose of growing medicinal cannabis. Within the application it is advised that Mrs Noordam most recently rented the glasshouse on her old disused nursery to a gardening company, however, their lease has now expired and she has agreed to lease it to licensed cannabis firm The House of Green.

Therefore to make this possible the planning application asks to erect 2.5m high metal chain link security fencing around the perimeter, with cameras and lighting installed on the greenhouse itself at 8ft high.

The House of Green would use the site for growing medicinal cannabis and extracting the CBD oil from the plants and using it for the medical industry.

Arctech Freelance Architecture, on behalf of Mrs Noordam, said: ‘I hope you agree with me that the proposals I have put forward will not affect any of the immediate neighbours.’

The House of Green recently took on a long-term lease of the former Fresh Guernsey Herbs site in Les Abreuveurs in St Sampson’s and was said to be in discussions with several growers to keep the use of empty glasshouses as horticultural, rather than lose them to agricultural use.

The company has also invested in £25,000-worth of security at its £2m. facility on the Pitronnerie Road Industrial Estate.

n Any comments on the application are to be submitted to the Development & Planning Authority by 31 January.

The planning application can be accessed from reception at Sir Charles Frossard House.

Danielle Kenneally

By Danielle Kenneally
News reporter

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