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Call for new community hall in Ann Street homes development

Call for new community hall in Ann Street homes development

Monday 10 October 2022

Call for new community hall in Ann Street homes development

Monday 10 October 2022

St. Helier is calling for a major development in the north of town to include a community hall for use by residents and groups in the area.

The parish is calling for the redevelopment of the old Ann Street Brewery site off St. Saviour’s Road to have its own hall, which would include a kitchenette and small office.

Its Roads Committee has made a formal submission to a planning application, made by developer Dandara on behalf of Andium, to clear most of the former brewery and build 262 apartments.

The application also includes refurbishing a house to create a new headquarters for Autism Jersey and creating a micro-brewery and café.

The committee says: “We request that a community hall / facility is created for residents and visiting groups in this area to use, as this area will be highly populated and having a space for community use similar to the one that Andium is creating at the Green Street development for residents will be of great use to the community.

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Pictured: An artist's impression of the Andium development, which includes the retention of some of the old brewery buildings.

“The committee anticipate that the community hall would be popular and could be used for health / fitness classes, visiting care providers, residents’ meeting groups, special celebrations, school clubs, children’s clubs etc.”

The parish also wants to see a children’s playground included in the plans and Andium also consider building a water feature.

“If incorporating a children’s playground is not possible, then the applicant should contribute to improving the existing playground areas in the vicinity, the closest playground being at the Millennium Town Park," it adds.

Pictured: The Ann Street site is in the north-east of town (Credit: Google Maps).

“The applicant, working with IHE [the Government], should fund the renewal of the play equipment / surfaces and this extend this very popular playground.”

The group of parishioners welcomes the inclusion of 456 spaces for bicycles in the plans but ask that they include a dedicated workshop bench and wash station for bikes, storage for cargo bikes, and charge points for electric motorcycles.

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