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New home agreed for HideOut kiosk

New home agreed for HideOut kiosk

Wednesday 28 October 2020

New home agreed for HideOut kiosk

Wednesday 28 October 2020

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.”

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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Posted by Dave Mathews on
I understand that this will be subject to planning permission which has time constraints.
But the idea of a food outlet still operating whilst they rebuild the toilets and erect a new restaurant down there in the Winter Months must have Health and Safety implications anyhow.
Posted by Scott Mills on
Dave, why health implications? they are putting in new toilets...not using them at the same time as cooking. Anyone remember the toilets at broad street...what are they now? jeez
Posted by Dave Mathews on
Health and Safety has been brought up lots of times with regard to this building work. I hope there is no asbestos down there but even so there must be plenty of moving vehicles.
Posted by Scott Mills on
asbestos in an old 10.5 casemate german bunker?..and moving vehicles would be the norm on a construction site.
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