Future land use plans ‘not radical enough for business’
Thursday 22nd August 2013, 10:00AM BST.
PLANS for future land use may not be radical enough for the island’s business needs.
The chairman of the Institute of Directors’ Guernsey branch Mark Palfrey questioned whether the Environment Department’s plan to shape Guernsey’s future went far enough.
‘I welcome it, though I am concerned that it is not going to be radical enough. I am concerned that it will just tinker around the edges and that will be an opportunity lost,’ said Mr Palfrey.
He acknowledged that attempting to come up with a plan that addresses so many diverse requirements, from housing to retail to business use and retaining the natural environment, was a balance of trying to satisfy all parties.
He warned that nimbyism [‘not in my back yard’] would be detrimental to the Environment Department’s aspirations to draw up a land use plan for the future.