Parc Le Lacheur development dominates parish meeting

PLANS for the development of new homes at the old Kenilworth Vinery in the Saltpans were at the forefront of the minds of many people who attended the latest St Sampson’s parish drop-in on Saturday.

The new development, to be called Parc Le Lacheur, will potentially see 131 new homes built on the site.

Junior constable Leonie Le Tissier said that traffic was the major worry among those who wanted to talk about the plans.

And while the idea of having a public park included in the development was welcomed, there was some scepticism about it actually being done, since it was the final element of the project. The issues raised included the use of Epinelle Road by large lorries and buses, which had seen some getting stuck there, said Mrs Le Tissier.

The early-morning noise caused by workers at the scaffold yard in Petites Capelles Road was also raised, not for the first time, with nearby residents annoyed that despite repeated complaints, nothing had been done to stop it.

The parish has also set about trying to attract more people to stand for election to the douzaine, with three members up for re-election this year.

Mrs Le Tissier said they would like to see an election taking place.

‘It’s democratic,’ she said.

Several people had expressed an interest and one of them had gone along to find out more. Another drop-in is taking place on 18 October and anyone else considering standing was invited to attend.

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