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La Société says no to PEH field build

La Société says no to PEH field build

Thursday 29 December 2022

La Société says no to PEH field build

Thursday 29 December 2022

La Société Guernesiaise has launched a campaign objecting against building on a field within the grounds of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital saying it will cause unnecessary damage to the island's environment.

The organisation is encouraging its members and members of the public to write to the Development and Planning Authority to lodge their own concerns.

In an open letter, published in full by Express today, La Société's President, Roy Bisson says "if you feel that the proposal to develop this green field is wrong, will you please write (preferably) or email the Planning Department with your objections to the use of this field and any better options you may consider helpful."

He said that "La Société will also write, detailing the consequences of building on this field to flora and fauna, but there can be no doubt that individual representations are the strongest influence in the history of local planning."


Pictured: The open letter written by Roy Bisson, Président de la Société Guernesiaise can be read HERE.

A planning application for the field - Le Bordage Seath, Rue Mignot, Le Vauquiedor, St Andrew’s - was submitted by Policy & Resources earlier this month.

The committee wants to build 66 units of key worker accommodation, as well as parking and a bike shelter.

La Société acknowledges that people can "fully understand the need to provide accommodation for such staff" and also says that "there are proposals to include such housing in other developments". 

It says its first concern is "the unnecessary damage to Guernsey’s environment this will create".

It asks why when "there are a number of redundant greenhouse sites nearby including several in Pointes Lane and a number of former hotels, such as in Ruette Braye and Les Merriennes" seven fields have been considered by Health and Social Care for building on out of its nine suggestions. It also says "potentially suitable sites are also found more widely across the island".


Pictured: Deputy Steve Falla has been one of the vocal opponents of plans to build on the field within the grounds of the PEH.

The 21- day public consultation phase for any comments to be submitted for or against the plans must be in by 10 January 2023.

Mr Bisson, Président de La Société Guernesiaise, says he will happily consider submissions made by members or supporters of La Société if they send them to him as well.


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