15 November 2013
Jersey’s Planning Applications Panel has approved the buildng of two new temporary operating theatres linked to the main hospital.
The temporary theatres will enable service to be maintained while the existing theatres are refurbished.
Approving the application at yesterday’s Planning Applications Panel meeting, members said that Property Holdings must stick to the ten year temporary consent.
They also decided not to approve the proposed materials and finishes to the building, which they said were out of keeping with the existing front of the hospital. The main hospital building, constructed in 1860, is a potential listed building and is considered an important example of a mid-19th century hospital typical of this period.
The panel placed a condition on the consent that the applicant must discuss and agree a more appropriate set of detailed finishes with the Planning department before work starts.
Building in Coastal National Park turned down
The Planning Applications Panel refused an application to construct a new building and, the demolition of existing garages and stores, beside Beau Rivage at La Pulente, St Ouen.
The home is in the Coastal National Park where there is the strongest presumption against development.
The application was to incorporate an existing one-bedroom unit into the main house, and then build a replacement home in a separate new building alongside.
The department had argued that if the application were approved, the result would be a sizeable new detached property in the Coastal National Park in an area which is currently undeveloped.
Although the applicant put forward a good case, the panel held firm to the strong presumption against development within the National Park, which is designed to protect the very special character of the area, as recognised by the States when it designated the Park.