A food kiosk whose potential closure caused a parish fall-out has secured a new place to trade.
The HideOut was last night granted permission to move to La Pulente slipway following a unanimous vote at a St. Brelade Parish Assembly meeting.
Its owner, Karl Sutton, had originally been told that his permit to operate the food and beverage service on a chunk of parish land at La Pulente would not be renewed, as it would get in the way of a proposed redevelopment of the neighbouring public toilet into a carbon-neutral Nude Food café.
Amid concerns that this would spell the end for the popular outlet, Mr Sutton put forward a requête – an ancient mechanism forcing a Parish Assembly on the matter – while more than 5,000 islanders signed a petition calling for it to be saved.
Pictured: The requête, which was supported by former Constable Senator Steve Pallett.
At a meeting in September, it was agreed that the HideOut would be allowed to remain in situ until permission had been granted to allow it to operate from the slipway.
Last night, the Parish Assembly officially gave their approval to the HideOut operating from the new location. It will now have to secure planning permission to be able to open there.
Permission was also given to Shell House Limited – the company behind the new Nude Food venture – to use the car parking area at the top of La Pulente for a “compound to enable the development of the toilet block site.”
Pictured: The kiosk will now operate from the slipway.
The new Nude Food is expected to create over 20 jobs and it is also hoped that the premises will provide a venue for events for local charities and organisations.
Nurture Ecology started rehoming all the wildlife and species in the area in late September.
According to the Nude Food team, it will “be onboard during the construction process and upon completion to ensure that the ecology and biodiversity is safeguarded, and not only is the habitat restored but improved.”
Unanimous vote to permit Mr Karl Sutton to be granted a temporary permit to trade in the new location on the slipway. Parish Assembly brought to a close. #PoSB— Parish of St. Brélade (@StBreladeJsy) October 27, 2020
The team are also planning to use environmentally friendly materials and “understated natural colours” to ensure it blends into the landscape.
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