14 November 2012
The Planning and Environment Minister, Deputy Rob Duhamel, has approved a planning application to build 28 homes on the site of the former holiday village at Plémont.
Deputy Duhamel said his decision was based on careful consideration of the inspector’s report and recommendation, and matters raised during the public inquiry. “The road to this decision has been a long one," he said, "I believe that approving the application is the right planning decision for the site and for the Island.
"In making it I have given proper consideration to the merits of the application and the importance of the site to many Islanders.”
The planning approval is subject to certain environmental and landscaping obligations and conditions.
A public inquiry, conducted by independent inspector Alan Langton, took place on 25 and 26 September 2012 and invited representations from the public in relation to the planning application. In his inspector’s report, Alan Langton recommended that the Minister should approve the planning application, subject to certain obligations and conditions.
The planning decision announced today is distinct and separate from the proposition made by the Chief Minister to purchase the land and sell it to the National Trust for Jersey. The States Asembly is due to debate this proposition on Tuesday 4 December.
The Plémont Bay Holiday Village Inspector's Report (government and administration section)