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A new addition to the island's beach kiosk family?

A new addition to the island's beach kiosk family?

Thursday 11 January 2024

A new addition to the island's beach kiosk family?

Thursday 11 January 2024


Plans have been lodged for a “small” and “environmentally considerate” beach kiosk next to the La Haule public toilets in St Aubin.

The proposals, submitted by Socrates Architects, are for a flat-roofed, 17-metre-squared “food and beverage kiosk located in a coastal area near St Aubin” – with benches for patrons.

If permission is granted, the new business would employ three people, open from 8am to 10pm and serve "a variety of food and refreshments, thereby catering to a diverse range of beachgoers, cyclists and walkers", according to the plans.

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Pictured: the proposed site for the kiosk, next to the toilet blocks (Socrates Architects). 

The supporting document said: "The kiosk's design is a testament to environmental sensitivity and aesthetic synergy. It's beach-like design integrates seamlessly into the coastal landscape."

This design includes "ship lap cladding", a "modest" height which aligns the adjacent toilet blocks, and uses environmentally-friendly materials.

The plans also request to "enhance and strengthen" the hedges planted north of the kiosk to provide a "natural screen".

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Pictured: proposed design for the kiosk (Socrates Architects).

It added that the business would use "sustainable practices" like waste reduction, energy efficiency, and water conservation – and the small size and operational hours had been planned to "minimize any potential nuisance to nearby residents". and other businesses".

Islanders in the St Brelade Parishioners Facebook page expressed some concerns that the location would be dangerous for cyclists by limiting their vision.

Another said that the business should use the existing Nude Beach building already at La Haule which closed last November.

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Pictured top: A view from the beach of the proposed kiosk (Socrates Architects).

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