Road reopens thanks to Douzaine intervention

Mon 20 Jul 2020

A Vale road that was closed before Christmas has now been reopened thanks to an intervention by the Douzaine. The thoroughfare, between La Moye States Houses and Fort Doyle, was closed after a fire in a large shed created a risk of asbestos pollution.

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Vale Douzaine's reservations about 'security' road closure

Wed 08 Jul 2020

Vale's Douzaine has responded formally to the authorities over proposals to close permanently La Hougue Jehannet road, which runs along the back of Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

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Hedge and stream reminder

Sat 27 Jun 2020

Members of the Vale Douzaine have been out since the 15th checking whether parish streams and hedges have been cleaned and cut back as required by law.

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Hedge and stream inspections start this week

Mon 15 Jun 2020

The Vale Douzaine will be meeting in person tonight for the first time – properly socially distanced – since the Covid lockdown began and one of the items on the agenda will be fixing the days for inspecting hedges and douits in the various cantons.

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Opposition grows to proposed 150-home Saltpans development

Fri 05 Jun 2020

Residents potentially most affected by proposals to build up to 150 new homes at the former Saltpans Kenilworth Vinery site have asked the Vale Douzaine to ensure Planners are aware of their concerns.

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'Scattergun' planning criticised as documents reveal 260 more homes possible for North

Sun 31 May 2020

Far more homes than originally feared could be built in the North of the island, documents released by the Development and Planning Authority have shown.

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Yes, it's time to cut those hedges and clear streams please...

Fri 29 May 2020

With June almost here, it's time to plan to trim any hedges you may have and ensure that douits or water courses are cleared and the water able to flow freely.

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What road would you close for a car-free Sunday?

Tue 26 May 2020

Vale parishioners are being asked by the head of Environment and Infrastructure which road, street or lane they’d like to close on a Sunday for community use.

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More than 1,000 homes planned for North, official figures show

Fri 15 May 2020

More than 1,000 new properties could be provided in the North of the island as Planners blitz the Vale and St Sampson's with new build approvals and other developments, official documents show. And an independent assessment has shown that roads and junctions could be overloaded with traffic as a result.

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Please don't close Hougue Jehannet – a parishioner's plea

Tue 12 May 2020

An invitation to parishioners to comment on a proposal that Hougue Jehannet, the road running behind the island's power station, be closed permanently on security grounds has triggered a detailed response from one regular user who says he will be seriously affected if the thoroughfare is gated off. Here, he sets out the impact on his business – and suggests that the value of the land sought by Guernsey Electricity Ltd (GEL) is around £25m.

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