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Attempts to restrict development in the Forest have failed in the States, as politicians debate the Island Development Plan for a third day.
This morning, Deputy David De Lisle led efforts to remove what's known as 'Forest West' from the list of 'Local Centres' - areas earmarked for more development under the Plan.
The Development Plan includes two Local Centres in the Forest, one east of the airport, and a second, to the west.
Deputy David De Lisle argued that the policy would mean the otherwise rural parish could become over developed and the western Local Centre should be removed.
Development and Planning Authority members emphasised that even within Local Centres development would be limited, and deputies voted against removing Forest West.
Guernsey's Disability Alliance has welcomed details of the first part of the Island Development Plan.
They say it makes clear that equal opportunities will be provided for all.
The charity also say planning is 'vital', highlighting the lack of progress of the Disability Strategy when Guernsey 'didn't have a plan'.
A leading Guernsey architect has slammed the proposed Island Development Plan as 'absolutely bonkers' in a letter to Deputies.
The plan will set out the rules for future commercial and housing developments, agricultural and biodiversity zoning, for the next 10 years.
But Andrew Ozanne says the proposals are flawed and there is a severe lack of sites suitable for new office space, which he says is vital for business
He has been voicing those concerns at a presentation for industry leaders.
Our reporter Rob Moore was there...
Guernsey's Island Development plan will be presented this morning, including changes proposed by Planning.
They want sites such as Les Amballes and Les Cotils to be excluded from the Important Open Land designation.
In a policy letter they ask the States to approve the plan with their adjustments, all of which can be seen here.
The Plan has already been criticised by farmers, who described it as 'a dogs dinner'.
It will go before States members for debate soon.
Plans for a local centre in the Forest in Guernsey could be "another nail in the coffin", ITV News has been told.
Dave Gorvel, from Forest Douzaine, says "we've got to be careful" when it comes to new development in the island.
The proposals form part of the Island Development Plan, which is due to be debated by the States later this year.
The President of Guernsey's Development and Planning Authority says he hope new plans for development on the island will make way for more affordable homes.
The Authority is responsible for the proposals, outlined in the Island Development Plan and due to be debated by the States later this year.
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The plan involves building more houses, using more private partners in health care and getting more autonomy from the UK.
A Guernsey politician is calling for more land in the island to be set aside for farming.