09 November 2017
The Minister for the Environment has decided to call a public inquiry to consider an application to build 65 homes on Green Zone land in St Peter.
The application PP/2017/1444, submitted by Andium Homes, is to build on fields P632 and P559, on land opposite the Sir George Carteret pub on La Route du Manoir, St Peter.
Deputy Steve Luce has called the public inquiry because if the development went ahead it would be a significant departure from the Island Plan. The fields are in the Green Zone, where there is a presumption against development.
An inquiry provides a structured opportunity to explore the planning issues in depth to ensure an application is consistent with policy and is the right decision for Jersey. It is a public forum, and any member of the public can submit their views.
By law, the Department of the Environment has to follow a set planning process to ensure it provides a fair and consistent service to Jersey. This process includes considering all planning applications – whether they come from individuals, companies, or other States departments – in the same fair and consistent way, looking at all the relevant issues.
The inquiry date will be set shortly, and an independent inspector appointed. The Minister wants the
inquiry to be an inclusive forum, to ensure an open discussion, with all parties able to present their
opinions and have evidence tested, before the inspector makes a recommendation.