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Plans for 200 homes given the go-ahead

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THE Parish of St Clement has lost a 15-year battle to stop 200 affordable homes from being built on an old glasshouse site between Samarès Manor and Le Suez estate.

Constable Len Norman, who has led the protests throughout, was present at St Paul's Centre when the Planning Committee approved an application from Developer G R Langlois for 40 first-time-buyer houses and 160 social rental flats and houses for Andium Homes.

Speaking after the meeting Mr Norman said he was disappointed with the decision but that it was not unexpected.

The committee took 20 minutes to approve the application, which had been deferred from their April meeting after the chairman, St Mary Constable Juliette Gallichan, said they could not make a decision until they had more information on how to deal with increased traffic and drainage on the site.

Following subsequent briefings from the Infrastructure Department, Mrs Gallichan said they were now fully informed and could proceed.

And based on the evidence in the application, she said, she had to approve the plans. Fellow committee members Trinity Constable, Philip Le Sueur, and Deputy Graham Truscott, also approved the scheme.

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