35 more new homes planned for the North

Wed 24 Jul 2019


Up to 35 new homes could be built in the Saltpans area on top of the 150 already earmarked for the former Kenilworth Vinery site, planners said yesterday. The site, known as Le Four Banal, adjoins the entrance to the as yet unbuilt data park off Route Militaire and is said by the Development and Planning Authority to be within the Bridge Main Centre outer boundary.

From the plans released yesterday and available here the site appears to be the back gardens of existing properties along the main road. Traffic from the development would exit onto Route Militaire.

"The part of the site to the rear of the properties Le Four Banal, Turning Leaf, and Route Militaire comprises agricultural land with the remains of disused vineries, the remainder of the site forms grassed areas associated with properties Beverley, Sundowner, Flockies, Bardon, Dalston to the north and Grove Cottage to the south," says the draft development framework.

Restricted access
The site is currently in multiple ownership and existing access is big enough for a single vehicle only with restricted visibility onto Route Militaire.

The draft framework, which is open for consultation until 5pm Wednesday 21st August 2019, was released as planners also earmarked a site for homes near Amherst School, which includes what the DPA itself terms Important Open Land.

  • Plans for Le Four Banal site come after the DPA was criticised in the States for not considering the cumulative effect of development in areas like the North, already anticipating building at Leale's Yard, Kenilworth Vinery, the "triangle field", Camp Dolent off Tertre Lane and the Meerveld site already being built off Braye Road.
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