The Minister for the Environment resolved on Tuesday 24 April 2018 that a Public Inquiry is to be held into the outline planning application submitted for the “demolition of Stafford Hotel, Revere Hotel, 33-40 and 44 Kensington Place, including Sutherland Court, and parts of General Hospital/; Peter Crill House, Gwyneth Huelin Wing, link block, lab block, engineering block and chimney, 1960's and 1980's block on the Parade, temporary theatre block and Westaway Court. Phased construction of new hospital buildings at the General Hospital site and at Westaway Court, refurbishment of the Granite Block for continued non-clinical hospital use, improvements and construction of one half-deck of parking to Patriotic Street Car Park, and all associated landscaping and public realm, highways and access, plant and infrastructure works” (application reference PP/2018/0507).
The Inquiry shall be held in accordance with the Planning and Building (Public Inquiries) (Jersey) Order 2008 (Amended 2015).
The Inquiry will open at 10am on Monday 17 September 2018 at the Upper Hall, St. Paul’s Centre, St. Helier, and is expected to last one week. On Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 September 2018, the Inquiry will commence at 9am.
Any representations will be heard and considered by Mr Philip Staddon BSc, Dip MBA (Distinction) MRTPI, the independent Inspector appointed to hold the Inquiry.
The terms of reference of the Inquiry have recently been extended to include consideration of evidence concerning alternative sites for the hospital development, if deemed necessary and appropriate. The Inspector has invited submissions on alternative sites and will allow up to one day of Inquiry time (Thursday 20 September 2018) to consider this matter.
Anyone who wishes to make representations on the application and / or the alternative sites issue should make their submissions in writing by 5pm on Friday 7 September 2018. Representations must include a name and postal address.
For those eligible persons that wish to submit a more detailed Proof of Evidence, these should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 31 August 2018, unless the Proof relates solely to alternative sites evidence, in which case it must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 7 September 2018. The Inspector is not imposing a word limit on Proofs of Evidence but a summary should be included for any Proof of Evidence exceeding 3,000 words.
Representations and Proofs of Evidence should be sent by email to the Inquiry Programme Officer or by post addressed to: Mrs Helen Wilson, New Hospital Programme Officer c/o Department of the Environment, South Hill, St Helier, JE2 4US.
The Inquiry will have a theme based format, exploring different aspects of the application proposal. This approach is set out in a Draft Inquiry Programme that can be viewed on the Public Inquiry page.
The Draft Inquiry Programme is subject to change. Contact Mrs Helen Wilson, Programme Officer (details above), for further information on the Inquiry procedures and programme.
You may view the plans at the Department of the Environment Offices, South Hill, St. Helier or on the Inquiry page,
Deputy John Young
Minister for the Environment