The Development Framework for a potential residential development on land at Route Isabelle in the parish of St Peter Port has been approved by the Development & Planning Authority.
The draft Development Framework was subject to a four week public consultation period and a limited number of responses were received. Additional comments were received from a range of consultees including States Committees/Agencies and other public bodies. The main concerns focused on:
- the principle of developing undeveloped land/open green space and the need for new housing;
- housing density;
- traffic and parking issues - whether Route Isabelle has the capacity to accommodate additional vehicle movements in light of adjacent development;
- pedestrian access and safety;
- impact on the amenities, health and wellbeing of existing residents;
- potential flooding issues;
- the scale and character of development;
- a preference for light industrial development instead of housing;
- impact on private views;
- development should not detract from the appearance or disturb the peace of the adjacent cemetery;
- existing right of way across the site must be maintained;
- impact on wildlife.
All of the matters raised were fully considered by the Authority before the final Framework was approved. No amendments were made to the draft framework which has now been published in final form.
The exact number of housing units on site will depend on the detailed design response to the specifics of this site. Developments are expected to make the most efficient and effective use of land. This is to ensure that the design has been considered and presents the best possible solution and includes an appropriate provision of integrated amenity space. However, in order to ensure land is used efficiently it is anticipated the site would be able to accommodate a density range of 20-30 dwellings per hectare, which is approximately 7-11 dwellings on this site. The actual number may however be higher or lower depending on the details of a proposal.
The Planning Service would like to thank all respondents for their interest and engagement in the preparation of the Development Framework. The Development Framework can be accessed via the States of Guernsey website at www.gov.gg/planningandbuilding on the "Development Frameworks" page under the "Policies & Conservation" heading. A copy of the Development Framework is also available to view at the Planning Service Reception at Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port.
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This consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 13th April 2018.
Closed: 13th April 2018