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New plan for homes in St Peter

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A FIVE-bedroom house next to St Peter’s Technical Park could be demolished and replaced with seven four-bedroom properties – if a revised scheme receives planning permission.

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Partina Ltd have applied to remove Chestnut House along with its 0.59 hectare garden and swimming pool, to facilitate the development.

A design statement, included within a planning application, says: ‘It is important to note that the approved scheme will increase the density of the built-up area, within an existing residential site, providing much-needed new housing.

‘This should be given considerable weight in favour, as a significant benefit to the Island’s housing stock.’

A previous scheme to demolish the existing property and construct one two-bedroom, five three-bedroom and one four-bedroom properties was turned down in January 2018.

A decision notice from the refused application said that the proposed development would be a ‘cramped and unsatisfactory development of this relatively small site that would be harmful to the character and appearance of the surrounding area’.

It also expressed concerns regarding the impact that the new properties may have on surrounding properties.

However, the new design statement says that consultation had taken place and these issues had since been resolved.

‘This proved to be a productive exercise ironing out issues raised and has resulted in the submission of a more inclusive scheme for the whole site,’ it says.

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‘This scheme, therefore, heeded the advice from the Planning Department and has sought to address the reasons for refusal.’

It adds: ‘This scheme proposes seven houses within the built-up area at an appropriate density which complements the character of the area.

‘This scheme has sought to build upon the feedback received from the withdrawn scheme, the refused scheme and significantly reduces the scale of the development from the previous submission.’

If the application receives approval, developers also hope to contribute to the installation of a bus shelter on the nearby Grande Route de Saint-Pierre.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor
Journalist

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