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Eyesore petition handed to States of Guernsey

Houses in Clifton
The organisers said places like these glass houses were eyesores

A petition signed by almost 1,700 people protesting at ugly modern buildings in Guernsey has been given to the States.

The Eyesores Petition was launched in February by Robin Penna and Rob McGhee.

They said the response to it encouraged them to continue to highlight their concerns.

Mr Penna said: "We intend to keep this in the public eye, to continue to apply pressure or encouragement to the States to actually do something about this."

He said he was convinced more people would join their campaign "as more of these buildings emerge".

The group has previously given examples of what they describe as eyesores as buildings in Clifton in St Peter Port, La Rue de la Rocque in Torteval and La Rue du Hamel, which crosses the border between Castel and St Saviour.

They define an eyesore building as one, of usually modern architecture, on a high-profile site, strongly visible both in the immediate area and from a distance, and which has resulted in widespread criticism and condemnation.

The petition was presented to the Environment Minister Peter Sirett and Deputy Bernard Flouquet, the chairman of the Strategic Land Planning Group.



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