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St Helena : St Helena: 60 NEW HOMES PROPOSED FOR HALF TREE HOLLOW
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 13.08.2013 (Article Archived on 27.08.2013)

New housing for Half Tree Hollow moves a step closer this week with the publication of a draft layout for the Comprehensive Development Area (CDA) in Half Tree Hollow (attached). The proposals have been sent to residents in and around the CDA for their comments before a planning application is submitted. The designs for individual homes will also be circulated for comment.





PUBLIC
CONSULTATION



60
NEW HOMES PROPOSED FOR HALF TREE HOLLOW



 



New housing for Half Tree Hollow
moves a step closer this week with the publication of a draft layout for the
Comprehensive Development Area (CDA) in Half Tree Hollow (attached). The
proposals have been sent to residents in and around the CDA for their comments
before a planning application is submitted. The designs for individual homes
will also be circulated for comment.

 



Housing Executive, Andy Crowe
said:



 



“Back in March we asked for
comments through the Housing Newsletter, the Business Seminar at Prince Andrew
School and a drop-in session at the Half Tree Hollow Community Centre. We also
consulted SHG departments responsible for the environment, drainage, roads and
planning.



“The problems of sewerage
and water retention were high among most peoples’ priorities. The steep slopes
and the rocky surface make it a very difficult site to develop, but there is
clearly a demand for all types of housing - to buy, rent and self-build - so we
hope to be able to offer everyone an opportunity.”



 



Few residents commented in March
but Andy expects more to do so once they see the draft layout and plans for the
houses.



 



Residents within and adjacent to
the CDA have been invited to a workshop starting at the earlier time of 5pm on
Tuesday 20 August at the Half Tree Hollow Community Centre (please note revised
date). There are also posters on display in Half Tree Hollow and it is hoped
that members of the public who wish to comment at this stage will do so.



 



Andy explained that there will be
further opportunity to comment as part of the normal planning process, but by
offering this extra an early opportunity, he believes people will be more
content with the final result.



He said:



 



“Planning is always a
sensitive matter and it is usually impossible to satisfy everyone, but I hope
to show that we will make changes where there is a good argument to do so.”



Comments should be sent in writing
to Andy Crowe, Housing Executive, Essex House, Jamestown or via email at
andy-crowe@enrd.gov.sh by no
later than 15 August 2013.



 



Please note the change of date,
which will allow time to circulate house designs ahead of the meeting.



SHG



5 August 2013



 

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