Vernamfield residents get update on planned development

Residents of New Yarmouth, Vernamfield and surrounding communities in Clarendon were given an update on the Government’s planned development for the area at a community meeting on Wednesday, January 15.

The meeting was held in Gimme-me-Bit and was addressed by Shernette Sampson, a representative of the New Yarmouth Housing Development Project.

“The more time you spend in the planning phase, the shorter the implementation phase will be.”

— Derby

She told the residents that the National Works Agency (NWA) and the National Housing Trust (NHT) would be executing a project at the end of January to rehabilitate damaged roads and drains of the New Yarmouth Housing Development Project and to hand them over to the Clarendon Municipal Corporation.

Planning and execution

Sampson told the residents that the work should be completed in three months.

Also addressing the group was Lt. Col. Oscar Derby, who spoke about the Vernamfield Development Project.

He told the residents that a project of the magnitude of the Vernamfield Development could not be planned and executed overnight and that substantial road work had to be done and they are still in the planning phase.

“The more time you spend in the planning phase, the shorter the implementation phase will be, so we are going to do a thorough and proper planning before we start putting in infrastructure work,” Derby said.