Thursday, January 17th 2013 - 08:23 UTC

New housing project in Stanley anticipating Falklands’ oil industry development

In anticipation of the business opportunities the oil industry will bring to the Falkland Islands, a leading company has plans to build in the capital Stanley 26 two bedroom apartments in the form of an 80 metre long terrace on land were previously there were temporary housing and offices since removed.

The FIC project includes 26 two bedroom apartments in the form of a long 80 metres terrace of land

The project presented by the Falkland Islands Company, FIC, was finally approved after long discussions by the Islands Planning and Building Committee last week.

The design concept for the terrace is described as a modern interpretation of the traditional ‘sou’wester’ dwelling seen throughout Stanley. A variety of building colours are shown on the plans.

The Committee was informed that the most likely occupants of this development would be personnel connected with the oil industry.

A recommendation for planning permission to be granted had been made by the Environmental Planning Officer (EPO), subject to standard conditions and others relating to access, drainage, parking and water supply. These would have to be complied with before occupation of the units could be allowed.

In the EPO report to the Committee it was pointed out that the site is currently shown as part of a Policy B1 commercial area, centred on the FIC complex to the north of the site. This policy of the Stanley Town Plan seeks to encourage new shops, offices and customer services in such locations.

However, in December 2011 planning approval was granted to develop the frontage with Fitzroy Road for residential development. The scheme previously approved broadly uses the same footprint for the terrace with similar access and parking layouts but was for only 13 dwellings and did not include the proposed external amenity area.

The Committee had received a lengthy letter of objection to this development from Mr Stephen Clifton, who lives on Fitzroy Road.

Among the grounds cited by Mr Clifton for his objection were that the proposed development of two and three storey buildings was excessive in a relatively old part of the town and completely out of character of the surrounding residential area and would restrict the views of neighbours residing to the south and west.

In answer to some of Mr Clifton’s objections, the EPO stated that he believed the proposed use accorded with the predominate use of Fitzroy Road as a residential area, although the site was formerly used for temporary buildings that were not residential in nature.

While she joined with other members in approving the proposal, Member of the Legislative Assembly Jan Cheek expressed reservations about allowing any three-storey building in Stanley, which she felt might be setting a dangerous precedent. (PN).-


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1 Doveoverdover (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:04 am Report abuse
Good to see that NIMBYism, that most British of attitudes, is alive and well in Stanley courtesy of Mr Lewis.
2 saphira (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:06 am Report abuse
Who is Mr.Lewis ?
3 Doveoverdover (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:20 am Report abuse
Clifton, Lewis, Luxton. They're all related to each other. Still, I must try to be more discerning in future. Thank you.
4 travellingscotsman (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:20 am Report abuse
that should shut up the argentines!
5 agent999 (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:31 am Report abuse
In what way are hey related?
6 saphira (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:38 am Report abuse
Nothing wrong with wanting to keep the character of the place the same,imagine what would happen if Bath decided to allow buildings not made of local stone or Salisbury decided it would be ok to have a building taller than the cathedral spire.
7 Conor J (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:17 am Report abuse
I wonder what the Argies will say?
“This is a threat to peace and stability as the colonial British are Housing the South Atlantic!”
8 Steve-33-uk (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:19 am Report abuse

Give up the disguise Marcos its too obvious...
9 Viscount Falkland (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:27 am Report abuse
The Planning and Building Committee should not fear keeping the rules and what was the planning officer doing allowing this to come forward ?
10 Steve-33-uk (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:28 am Report abuse
'Cristina: “we are being subjected to constant provocations by the United Kingdom”'
11 GFace (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 11:29 am Report abuse
Modern interpretation? Oh crap, I can see it now. It's gonna be North Boulder (CO, USA) all over again (Fast construction with an “'eclectic mix of materials' to provide a 'neo-rustic' feel to remind the residents of the area's pioneer past.”) Fear the modern architect, Stanley!
12 reality check (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 11:39 am Report abuse
I've seen old photographs of my town from the 60's. They basically took one of the oldest town in Britian, full of tudor and Georgian architecture and ruined it, turned it into plastic and glass, pure vandalism and all in the cause of so called progress. Change is coming for the Islands, for the better, I sincerely hope they keep a grip on it and retain the Islands uniqueness.
13 M_of_FI (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 11:42 am Report abuse
According to some of the Malvinista commentators on MP, the FIC is the government of the Falkland Islands! You have to love those derranged fools.
14 Idlehands (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 12:12 pm Report abuse
Chuck this:

into if you want a giggle but can't read Spanish.

Very unclear on what “support” she claims from Indonesia. Allowing her to land was probably a signal to her that “las malvinas son argentinos”
15 Steve-33-uk (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 01:14 pm Report abuse
'Falklands cruise row: a lesson in Argentina's English heritage -
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is desperate to squeeze political capital out of the Falklands issue, but, says Chris Moss, she needs to do her history homework...'

'CFK on Malvinas: 'All we ask is that the UK respect the UN resolution'
16 agent999 (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 01:40 pm Report abuse
How to impress a president - give him a football jersey !!!!
17 GFace (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 02:01 pm Report abuse
@16, pathetic... Kissing up to a president the jails people like Alex Aan for not sharing the same superstition. Two peas in a pod, I suppose, perhaps she's there to take notes.
18 slattzzz (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 02:40 pm Report abuse
More lip service to old Botox face. Do you really think Indonesia give a fook?
19 Conqueror (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 03:44 pm Report abuse
@1 I wonder how old Mr Lewis is. Given Dod's apparent familiarity with all the families on the Islands, might he be “Mr Lewis”? Trying to hold back Falklands development to please his arsie mistress?
@12 I don't agree with holding up progress, but I do agree with you. Nevertheless, if the Islanders want the revenues from an oil industry, they are going to have to compromise. Three storeys is not exactly high.
@14 What it said is hilarious. I say it because the translator says “his”. Is there something CFK hasn't been telling us? Anhybody think the sow reads this? Or perhaps some arsie slug could pass comments along. So the UN passed a NON-BINDING resolution issuing an invitation. So what? The UK's busy and couldn't accept the invitation. Besides, the Islanders didn't get invited. Oh, yes. The “constant provocations”. Like sending an officer for SAR training. Continuing the 30-year old practice of sending a warship to defend the Islands against a bunch of nutters that invaded them. Like continuing to give assistance so that the Islanders can progress. Here's the “rules of play in force”. The Islands are BRITISH. NOTHING will change that. And any “country” that thinks otherwise should be ready to pay the price. In blood!

Tip for arsieland: Shoot her! Then grow up!
20 Shed-time (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 03:48 pm Report abuse
Firstly, one minute it's 40 resolutions we're ignoring, then it's 'the resolution' (1?), then it's back to 40, then the guy running the UN says it's none, then it was 40 again at this Atlantic rimming nonsense, and now it's 'UK is ignoring the resolution' again.I've read the resolutions, and I don't understand which one we're apparently ignoring. Can someone ask KFC which one or 40 it is?

“I want to thank Indonesia and its people for their constant support over the Malvinas,” Fernández de Kirchner said to Yudhoyono in a press conference today. [1]

“We don’t pretend to push any kind of criteria, but simply start to comply with the rules of the game and respect the resolutions of the United Nations,” the Argentine head of state said. [2]

So in [1] she's pushing some kind of diplomatic criteria... and then in [2] she's saying she's not pushing any kind of criteria. Is she actually mentally retarded enough to actually say this?
21 Joe Bloggs (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 07:14 pm Report abuse
Poor old Lewis gets blamed for everything. Not only is the great naval commander royal navy retired a fake but a blind fake at that.

Mrs Bloggs is getting excited. She thinks it's time for our rental rates to go up. I'd rather go for longevity and good tenants myself.

I like the look of FIC's plans though. The place should be in keeping with the surroundings. It'll definitely look better than all those old cabins. I wonder where Mrs Bloggs will get her tattoos now.

Chuckle chuckle.
22 briton (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 08:11 pm Report abuse
when all is built and ready,
perhaps CFK can be invited to come and cut the ribbon,

just to show her how much the islander never needed her , or wanted her,
and how much better you are without her .
23 Joe Bloggs (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:00 pm Report abuse
I think she should have an integral role in the first foundations being laid.
24 Think (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:40 pm Report abuse
(21) Joe Bloggs

You say...:
“Poor old Lewis gets blamed for everything........”

I say...:
Not only blamed........... sentenced too ;-)
25 reality check (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:44 pm Report abuse
Urgh, Yukk! “Christina” and “being laid” in the same sentence and me about to go to bed for a pleasant nights sleep! Boogie man bound to come calling now!
26 Joe Bloggs (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:45 pm Report abuse
24 Think

You say: Argentina will own the islands one day

I say: LMFAO

Do something useful with your life old man.
27 Think (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 10:56 pm Report abuse
(26) Joe Bloggs

You misunderstand what I'm saying...
What I'm saying is...:
Argentina owns them Islands today......
Argentina will take possession of them Islands one day...
28 redpoll (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 11:28 pm Report abuse
@26bSo speaks das Maedchen von der Mist
29 Think (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 11:54 pm Report abuse
(28) redpoll

“Das Mädchen von der Mist..............?”

I do reckon that you, as so many other Brits in here, are fascinated by your superior German cousins....

But you Brits should give up trying to speak German....

You all sound like Basil Fawlty when you try ;-)
30 reality check (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 02:38 am Report abuse
Whilst you RG's embrace all things German, including their appetite for other peoples land, oh yeah and those other two, what were they? that's it, starting and losing wars.
31 Marcos Alejandro (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 04:00 am Report abuse
8 Steve-33-uk @Doveoverdover
“ Give up the disguise Marcos its too obvious...”
Ok I'll do that.

Lewis again? always the same boring crooks.
32 Joe Bloggs (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 07:17 am Report abuse

You say:
Argentina owns them Islands today......
Argentina will take possession of them Islands one day...
Yardy, yardy , yardy...

I say:

Do something useful with your life old man.
33 reality check (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 07:49 am Report abuse

All other factors aside;

Possession is nine-tenths of the law is an expression meaning that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, and much more difficult to enforce if one does not. The expression is also stated as “possession is nine points of the law”, which is credited as derived from the Scottish expression “possession is eleven points in the law, and they say there are but twelve”.

This principle can be restated as: ”in a property dispute (whether real or personal), in the absence of clear and compelling testimony or documentation to the contrary, the person in actual possession of the property is presumed to be the rightful owner. The shirt or blouse you are currently wearing is presumed to be yours, unless someone can prove that it is not”.

So, keep a tight hold on your shirt.
34 lsolde (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 09:45 am Report abuse
l'm pretty sure that most lndonesians would not be remotely interested in the Falklands.
And l'm almost positive that they're not interested in a failed rogue state like Argentina.
Most lndonesians, lovely people by the way, have enough problems of their own without getting involved with the aspirations of the would-be Argentine Empire.
@27 Think,
Wishful thinking on your part, alte.
Argentina does NOT own these lslands &
Argentina will NOT take pocession of them.
And its “those” or “these” lslands, NOT “them” lslands
You should give up or improve your English,
You sound like a bogan/yobbo when you try.
35 Shedtime (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 03:29 pm Report abuse
the islands don't worth a shit!
36 briton (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 07:16 pm Report abuse
Argentina as we know it,
Probably wont exist in its present form [one day]
Could even be 3 separate countries,
Or find its self a bit colony of say, Chile or brazil ,

You never know.

37 Think (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 08:14 pm Report abuse

You say..:
Wishful thinking on your part, alte........
Argentina will NOT take pocession of them......
And its “those” or “these” lslands, NOT “them” lslands.....
You should give up or improve your English, you sound like a bogan/yobbo when you try.....

I say:
I am a humble, uneducated Argie bogan, honey...
Told ya a thousand times!
Ain't you listening?

By the way........:
1) In German, all nouns are given an initial capital...(as for example: “Alte”)
2) You surely ment “possession”.... Surely just a typo ;-)
38 lsolde (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 08:58 pm Report abuse
@37 Think,
You see, Dear Thinkus, even l make mistakes.
No one is perfect, certainly not you.
But l thought that you weren't worth a capital letter! lol.
OK, Alte. ;-))))))
39 briton (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 10:20 pm Report abuse
Even l makes mistakes
[All geniuses make at least one ]

No one is perfect
[Near enough ]

You sound ok to me.

40 redpoll (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 10:37 pm Report abuse
Back to your warm German Mist Think wee maid (For those who havent got the illusion Mist in German means midden)
41 Think (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 11:12 pm Report abuse
(40) Redpoll
Still “insuficiente” in German, my dear Yoruga......
The German word for “Midden” is “Misthaufen”.....

By the way, Isolde, honey.....
The horse “Mist” I use on the veggie patch has been throughtly composted in the “Misthaufen”.........
42 jjs (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 05:57 pm Report abuse
uuuujajaja “26 apartments”
uuuujajaja no money no class keep the islands in british assholes!
43 redpoll (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 08:07 pm Report abuse
Nice to know your winter quarters are in the Misthaufen. Very ecological. All that heat from decomposing ordure sure saves on the heating bills
You seem to have a Wagnerian fascination for Isolde even though you seem to be doubtful of her gender when writing in French. Is your real name Tristan? Wagners scenario well worth revising and you will find that Isolde (or Yseult) was a pretty tough cookie. (no offence meant Isolde!)
44 lsolde (#) Jan 21st, 2013 - 09:31 pm Report abuse
@43 redpoll,
No offence taken, red.
Although Think is a lying old misogynistic anti-British malvinista, l actually like him in some ways.
l am not under the illusion though that the silly old reprobate could be “saved”.
He's fallen too far for that! lol!
l think he fancies himself with the ladies, but that is not always a bad thing.
Anyway, its fun beating him in an argument! lol, snigger.
45 redpoll (#) Jan 22nd, 2013 - 12:39 am Report abuse
@44 Thinks gone quiet. Obviously looking up Wagners libretto on that opera - in German of course. Well that will keep him occupied for quite a while

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