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D&PA Issue Draft Leale's Yard Development Framework for Public Consultation

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Monday 17 February 2020

The Development & Planning Authority has today issued the draft Leale's Yard Development Framework for public consultation, with the aim of getting feedback before it is finalised in April.

The framework is available online at www.gov.gg/developmentframeworks as well as being on display at the former Smilers unit on Southside, The Bridge for a period of 6 weeks, from the 17th February until 27th March. The project team will also be meeting local stakeholder groups and holding a public drop-in session on Saturday 29th February at the Salvation Army Community Centre & Café on Nocq Road from 10am to 3pm. Sessions with other stakeholders including the Youth Commission and States Members are also being arranged.

Feedback on the draft development framework should be sent to planning@gov.gg or to the Planning Service, Sir Charles Frossard House, St Peter Port, GY1 1FH by 27th March 2020.

The draft development framework is designed to provide planning guidance for the mixed-use development of the Leale's Yard Regeneration Area (LYRA) with comprehensive and practical guidance on how policies in the Island Development Plan will be applied to the site. Once approved, it will become Supplementary Planning Guidance and will be taken into account when considering planning applications on any part of LYRA. Any proposals for development will be expected to align with it.

Deputy Dawn Tindall, President of the Development & Planning Authority, said:

"Thank you to everyone who has attended our events so far and responded to our initial consultation. The feedback has been hugely helpful to our project team and has shaped the draft framework going out to consultation today.

"This is a key site with great potential. The proposed framework is shaped around the principles of sustainable, delivery-led development, a mix of uses, community activities and housing types with good connections and public realm and open space at their heart. We have tried to strike the right balance between what absolutely must happen in any new development and elements that can still be flexible.

"This is a well-supported area much liked by residents and there's a real desire to see some form of development. Above all, there is an opportunity here to create something that everyone can benefit from.

"What we need now is further input from all interested in the LYRA by the 27th March so that we can take it into account when we consider the final version for adoption in April this year. I encourage everyone to get involved as this is a great opportunity to shape the Bridge for the future"

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