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Listing status of the Odeon Cinema building (FOI)

Listing status of the Odeon Cinema building (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 June 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Former Odeon Cinema, Bath Street


Does the former Odeon Cinema building retain its listed status under the relevant planning law?


If yes, what obligations are placed upon the owners of the said building to maintain it in good order for it to retain its listed status?


Does the Minister have powers to enforce the owners to properly maintain a listed building?


Does the Minister consider the external fabric of the former cinema to have been properly maintained since its purchase by the Freedom Church in 2012?


Does the Minister consider the Bath Street elevation, including what appears to be scaffolding rails on the roof reflect a properly maintained listed building?


When will the listed status of this building be next reviewed?



Yes, the former Odeon cinema building retains its grade 1 listed status under the current planning law.

B and C

Articles 66, 84 and 86 of the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002 apply to all buildings. These Articles relate to the condition of land or buildings becoming dangerous or despoiling the amenities of the Island. Otherwise there are no formal maintenance obligations imposed on the owner of any building.

However, any development work and activities carried out at the site must be approved in accordance with Article 19 or Articles 54 and Article 55 to ensure it retains its listed status.

The law can be accessed using the following link.

Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002   

D and E

The responsibility for Listed Buildings lies with the Planning Section of Infrastructure, Housing and Environment under Powers delegated by the Minister. Planning do not generally carry out inspections on listed buildings unless a specific planning application or complaint has been received.

If you believe that work is being carried out on the building without the appropriate permissions we would be most grateful if you could report this matter by emailing  

No review of the listing status is currently scheduled for this building.

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