15 October 2014
Planning approval has been granted for a skip emptying and sorting business in St John.
McQuaigs Quarry had submitted a retrospective application (P/2010/0896) for permission to run a sorting business at Les Charrieres de Bonne Nuit, St John on behalf of Reg’s Skips Ltd.
The business has occupied the site without permission for a number of years after being asked to leave another site proposed for it.
Two conditions are attached to the approval; the business must be run as set out in the applicant’s environmental impact statement, covering issues such as noise, dust and hours of operation.
Secondly, the access drive to the site must be resurfaced, in order to reduce the noise from vehicles entering and leaving the premises.
The Planning and Environment Minister also decided on an application (P/2014/0672) for 10 new homes on Field 873, La Rue de Haut, in St Lawrence.
The application was the third for this States-rezoned site. It was for five first time buyer homes and five social rented homes. It was refused on the grounds that it failed to achieve the highest reasonable density for the site, in line with Island Plan policy.
It was considered that the applicants could put forward a better scheme with more homes and less impact on the neighbourhood.