It's emerged a further group of properties will need to be purchased if the current proposals for the new hospital development at Overdale are to go ahead.
The nine homes sit between two fields forming part of plans for the new hospital at Overdale, and the owners were approached by Government officials about acquiring their properties last summer.
When States Members voted to give the Government the power to compulsory purchase the properties and land needed for the new hospital in the autumn, they did so on the basis of a map that did not include the nine homes nestled between two fields the Government said it needed.
Then Deputy Chief Minister Senator Lyndon Farnham, who is leading the Our Hospital Project, also said in October that only "three residences in separate ownerships" would have to be purchased.
Pictured: The Government originally said that it would only need the properties and land marked in red. The properties (circled in blue by Express) were not marked.
However, in recent briefings by members of the Our Hospital project team to the Overdale Neighbourhood Forum, residents heard – and saw plans – that could lead to Westmount Road being diverted straight through the properties.
The road would then join up with the C-shaped 'staff welfare and administration' building in the north, which was referred to as the 'ancillary block' in the last residents' meeting.
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