The Planning and Environment Minister, Deputy Rob Duhamel has approved the planning application to build 28 homes on the site of the former holiday village at Plémont.
Deputy Duhamel said that his decision was based on a careful consideration of the inspector’s report and recommendation, and matters raised during the public inquiry. “The road to this decision has been a long one. I believe that approving the application is the right planning decision for the site and for the Island. In making it I have given proper consideration to the merits of the application and the importance of the site to many Islanders.” The planning approval is subject to certain environmental and landscaping obligations and conditions.
A public inquiry, conducted by independent inspector Alan Langton, took place on 25 and 26 September 2012 and invited representations from the public in relation to the planning application. In his inspector’s report, Alan Langton recommended that the Minister approves the planning application, subject to certain obligations and conditions. The inspector’s report has been released and is available at http://www.gov.je/Government/Pages/StatesReports.aspx
The planning decision announced today is distinct and separate from the proposition made by the Chief Minister to purchase the land and sell it to the National Trust for Jersey. The States are due to debate this proposition on Tuesday 4 December.
The proposed plans for the site can be viewed online at www.gov.je/plemontpublicinquiry.