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Our Hospital 2022 (Public Inquiry)

​About the Public Inquiry

The Minister for the Environment has previously resolved that a Public Inquiry is to be held into the planning application, reference P/2021/1670. The application seeks planning permission for a proposal described as:

“Construct new hospital and associated buildings including mental health centre, energy centre, knowledge centre, multi storey car park, surface level parking and landscaping. Demolish existing buildings, not covered by application P/2021/1398 to include La Chapelle de St. Luc, Thorpe Cottage, Briez Izel, 1 Castle View, 5 Castle View, 1 Hillcrest, part of driveway, raised planter and strip of land at entrance to Hill Crest and Castle View, Mont Martin Cottage and two outbuildings, L’Amyerie, 1 to 3 Westmount Terrace, Berkeley Rise, Westmount House, Folly Field, part of the garden of Camden, and Jersey Bowling Club. Reconfigure and landscape Westmount Road, including People’s Park, Lower Park, Westmount Gardens and Victoria Park, including changes to the playground and Petanque Courts in conjunction with associated alterations to the highway network.”

Summary

Demolition of existing buildings includes all buildings on the existing Overdale Hospital Site, Mulcaster House (Jersey Water) and the former Jersey Electricity sub-station in Victoria Park. The application also includes the redevelopment of fields no. H1550, H1550A, H1551 and H1552.

Date of the Inquiry

The Inquiry opened at 9.30am on Monday 4 April 2022 in the main hall, St. Paul’s Centre, New Street, St. Helier JE2 3RA. 

It's expected to last 1 week, concluding on Friday 8 April 2022. If necessary, the Inspector will reserve an extra day, should it be required, on Monday 11 April 2022.

Any representations in respect of the application will be heard and considered by Mr Philip Staddon BSc, Dip MBA (Distinction) MRTPI, the independent Inspector appointed by the Minister to hold the Inquiry.

Watch the Inquiry

The Inquiry will be broadcast on YouTube. You can watch the broadcast live, or you can watch previous sessions.

Public Inquiry broadcast on YouTube

Inquiry news

4 April 2022

The Inquiry formally opened today. The applicant gave a presentation, the slides are available.

Our Hospital Inquiry - applicant opening slides

4 April 2022

The Draft Planning Conditions and Draft Planning Obligations, dated 1 April 2022 have been published.

Our Hospital Project - Draft Conditions and POAs

31 March 2022

The Planning Inspector has issued a note on the Bridging Island Plan.

Inspector's Note - Adoption of the Bridging Island Plan

17 March 2022

A Statement of Common Ground covering Transport and Highways have been issued between the Appellant (Our Hospital Project (OHP)) and the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE): Operations and Transport (O&T) section of the Government of Jersey.

Our Hospital Project - Statement of Common Ground - Highways and Transportation

17 March 2022

A Statement of Common Ground has been issued between the Director General of Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE) and the Government of Jersey Infrastructure, Housing and Environment.

Statement of Common Ground - Director General of IHE and the Government of Jersey IHE

Inquiry programme

The Our Hospital Inquiry Programme may be updated frequently, as the programme is subject to changes. The most up to date programme is in the Current Inquiry Programme.

Current Inquiry Programme
​Date published
Our Hospital Inquiry Programme
1 April 2022
Previous Inquiry Programmes
​​Date published
​Our Hospital Public Inquiry Programme
​17 March 2022
​​Our Hospital Public Inquiry Programme
​​28 March 2022

Inspector’s site visits

The Inspector has now undertaken extensive site inspections covering the site itself, the surrounding area, routes to and from the site, and from various wider viewpoints. He intends to undertake further site inspections in early April.

The Inspector has indicated that he is willing to visit properties, should interested parties request that he views the site from a particular location, such as a house, apartment, garden or private land. If you would like to make such a request, please contact the Programme Officer, Helen Wilson +44 (0) 151352 3863 or +44 (0) 7879 443035 or email helen@programmeofficers.co.uk.

Inspection will be purely to enable the Inspector to view the site and assess the proposal from that particular location. The Inspector cannot allow any discussion of the merits of the application proposal on his site visit. Please also note that these visits are likely to be on the Saturday morning of 2 April 2022.

Live streaming privacy statement

This Privacy Statement covers the live streaming of the Public Inquiry meetings via YouTube and Microsoft Teams. The legal basis for the processing of your information is that it is necessary for the carrying out of public functions under the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2012. The Data Controller for the live stream is Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE) who’s Registration Number with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner is 15801. Cameras will only stream images of the plans on display and images of the individuals running the Public Inquiry. If you have a slot to speak at this meeting your imagery will not be streamed but your verbal submission will. The legal basis for this processing is by way of your consent. However, if you have concerns about your verbal submission being live streamed you are able to provide a written statement as an alternative, which will be read out for you.

IHE have appointed Delta Events to carry out the live streaming. Delta Events are using their equipment as a ‘conduit’ to stream to YouTube and Microsoft Teams. At no stage do Delta Events ‘record’ or ‘hold’ copies of the stream. Once streaming is complete the footage will no longer be available to view via Microsoft Teams, but it will be available for further viewing via the Government’s YouTube Account which is hosted via Google. Google may store and process data in the US or any other country in which Google or one of its Sub-Processors has such means.

The stream will remain available for viewing via YouTube for 6 months after the application has been determined. This accords with the department’s guidelines relating to the publishing to public comments. After 6 months the recording will no longer be available and a copy of it will not be retained. However a summary of the key verbal submissions will be included in the Inspector’s final report and recommendation.

If you have any concerns about the continued streaming of your comments email Peter Le Gresley, Head of Development and Land.

To see details of all of Development and Building Control’s processing activities visit Development and Building Control's privacy policy and retention schedules.

Core documents list

You can now view the current version of the Core Documents List.

The applicant has submitted a large number of updated and additional documentation. See Core Document 19.1 which explains the reasons for this.

CD19.6 has been added to the Core Documents List.

Inquiry documents list

The evidence submitted to the Inquiry is now available. To view the evidence submitted to the Inquiry and other documents, including Statements of Case, view the current version of the Inquiry Documents List. New documents in the list are highlighted.

DOC5, DOC5a and DOC5b on the Inquiry Documents List includes a Legal Opinion on behalf of Graham Boxall, Advocate in respect of the scope of the Inquiry. The Inspector has invited comments in writing on the Opinion; any comments should be submitted to the Programme Officer helen@programmeofficers.co.uk by Friday 22 April 2022

Terms of reference

View the terms of reference for the public inquiry.

Viewing plans

You may view the plans and documents submitted with the application on the planning register: Planning Application P/2021/1670.

In person: from 10 December 2021 at Jersey Library, Halkett Place, St. Helier, JE2 4WH between 9.30am to 5.30pm

The Public Inquiry will be held in accordance with the Planning and Building (Public Inquiries) (Jersey) Order 2008 (as amended 2015).

Pre-Inquiry meeting

The Inspector held a pre-inquiry meeting to set out the format of the inquiry on Friday 18 February 2022.

The Inspector issued a Public Inquiry New Hospital Planning Application note.

 
 

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