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South West St Helier Waterfront (Public Inquiry)

On 7 February 2022, the Minister of Environment resolved that a public inquiry was to be held into planning application PP/2021/1969. The copy of the application documents are also available for viewing at St Helier Public Library.

On 27 January 2023, the Minister of Environment appointed Mr P. Staddon, BSc, Dip, MBA (Distinction), MRTPI as the Inspector for the Public Inquiry. Find more information on the ministerial decision.

Inspector's Report and Minister's Decision

The Inspector has submitted his report to the Minister for the Environment.  Following the appointment of a Determining Panel, the Panel issued its decision, dated 25 September 2023.

Inspector’s Report

Decision of the Determining Panel

Inquiry news

6 June 2023

The inquiry document list has been updated.

South West St Helier Waterfront Inquiry documents list 

12 May 2023

The Live stream for the event has been made available.

Livestream on YouTube.

10 May 2023

The Statement of Common Ground between the Applicant (Jersey Development Company Ltd) and Simon Ruddlesden on behalf of the Government of Jersey, Draft Conditions, Informatives and Planning Obligation Agreement Heads of Terms submitted by the “Planning Authority” and The Retail Scheme have been made available.

SWSH SoCG - Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology

Conditions and POA for Waterfront

St Helier Retail Statement

5 May 2023

The statement of procedural compliance has been made available.

Statement of procedural compliance

3 May 2023

Inspector's notes on the Inquiry Programme has been published.

Inspector's notes

2 May 2023

The Inquiry Programme has been published but may be subject to change at short notice.

Inquiry Programme

17 April 2023

The applicant has submitted an updated planning statement.

Planning statement

Notes of the pre-inquiry meeting

Dates of the Inquiry

Anyone who wishes to make a representation, known as a 'Statement of Case', in respect of the application should make their submissions in writing by midnight on Sunday 19 March 2023. A Statement of Case should not exceed 1,500 words and should set out the key points which the person submitting the statement wishes to make in respect of the application. Representations must include a name and postal address.

For those eligible persons and bodies that wish to expand on their initial statement of case can submit a more detailed 'Proof of Evidence' before midnight on Sunday 16 April 2023. The Inspector is not imposing a word limit on Proofs of Evidence, but a summary should be included for any Proof exceeding 3,000 words.

Statements of Case and Proofs of Evidence should be emailed or posted to the Inquiry Programme Officer.

An Inquiry Programme will be published in advance of the Inquiry.

The Inquiry was held from Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May. It was held at: 

St Paul's Centre
Dumaresq St
St Helier

Supporting documents are currently being created, once they're published they will be available from this page.

Live stream for the event on YouTube

Pre-Inquiry Meeting

A Pre-Inquiry Meeting was held on Monday 3 April from 9.30am to 11.30am at St Paul’s Centre, Dumaresq Street, St Helier.

The Meeting was to discuss the administrative arrangements for the Inquiry and there was no discussion on the merits of the application. The Inspector has prepared a Notes from the Meeting.

Inspector's Notes of the Pre-Inquiry Meeting

Southwest St. Helier Waterfront Pre-Inquiry Meeting on Youtube

Terms of Reference

View the terms of reference for the public inquiry.

Core Documents List

The Core Documents List includes electronic links to all the application and supporting documents.

Core Documents

The Superceded Documents List includes to the early versions of the application and supporting documents.

Superceded Documents

Inquiry Documents List

This list includes all the comments received on the planning application and the consultee responses. All submitted Statements of Case and Proofs of evidence are added to the List.

Inquiry Documents 

Statements of Case

The following Statements of Case were received by the 19 March deadline. 

  • Statement of Case on behalf of the Applicant
  • Statement of Case by the Planning Department
  • Statement of Case by the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Team, Cabinet Office
  • Statement of Case by the Historic Environment Team, Place and Spatial Planning, Cabinet Office
  • Statement of Case by IHE: Solid Waste Department
  • Statement of Case by IHE: Liquid Waste Department
  • Statement of Case by Natural Environment, Water & Air
  • Statement of Case by Environmental Health
  • Statement of Case by Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE): Operations and Transport
  • Statement of Case by Save Jersey’s Heritage
  • Statement of Case by Kim Carpenter
  • Statement of Case by Sue Baron
  • Statement of Case by Christopher McCarthy
  • Supporting document to Statement of Case by Christopher McCarth


Public Inquiry Programme Officer
Helen Wilson

CO IHE (Regulation)
PO Box 228

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