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6th April 2021, 19:43

Heritage Trust, ESG & GONHS opposing plans for housing to be developed along the slope at Sandy Bay

The Heritage Trust, Environmental Safety Group and Ornothological and Natural History Society (GONHS) are opposing plans for housing to be developed along the slope at Sandy Bay.

They say the land that is targeted for development is made up of open, flower-filled habitat and includes World War Two military structures.

The three organisations highlight the fact that the planned buildings would encroach on the beach itself.

They say the loss of any natural habitat or heritage structures would be detrimental to the enjoyment of the area by the public and a very significant loss of public amenity.

All three groups have labelled the plans as "unacceptable".

The GONHS, ESG and Heritage Trust say they will be following the proposal very closely and urge the public to make their views known to the Town Planner, despite the public consultation period now being closed.