Tuesday 21 November 2023
Islanders are invited to comment on two draft Development Frameworks and an associated Traffic Impact Assessment that have been prepared to guide potential residential development on the sites referred to as La Vrangue and Pitronnerie Road.
La Vrangue housing allocation site is approximately 8.5 hectares (51.86 vergées) and includes a number of land ownerships and a range of uses. The site is one of 15 allocated in the Island Development Plan for housing development and has been earmarked for housing development for several decades.
The 1.6 hectares (9.9 vergées) Pitronnerie Road site area is predominantly undeveloped, only containing the remains of one small building to the north.
As with all draft Development Frameworks, these documents have been prepared by Planning Service officers for the purpose of providing broad, comprehensive, impartial and practical planning guidance on how the Island Development Plan 2016 policies will be applied if any planning applications are made for the sites.
The draft frameworks invite public consultation, and we would encourage all those with an interest in these sites to have their say. After all of the feedback has been received, the political members of the Development & Planning Authority will make a decision on whether these should be approved and become Supplementary Planning Guidance for the sites in question.
A previous consultation highlighted the need to mitigate the impact that potential development could have on the road network. A joint Traffic Impact Assessment for both sites has been carried out by Ove Arup and Partners Ltd (Arup), which outlines potential mitigations for the road network, bus service improvements, and facilities for walking and cycling.
To ensure the land is used efficiently, it is anticipated the two sites would be able to accommodate approximately 400-600 dwellings in total, however, the exact number of units achievable will depend on the finalised guidelines contained in the Development Frameworks.
The Development & Planning Authority is now inviting comments on these draft Development Frameworks, and the Traffic Impact Assessment, by e-mail at email@example.com or in writing to the Development & Planning Authority until Friday 9th February 2024.
The draft Development Frameworks and Traffic Impact Assessment can be accessed at gov.gg/developmentframeworks.