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WATCH: Plan to reuse excavated waste in Waterfront revamp

WATCH: Plan to reuse excavated waste in Waterfront revamp

Thursday 18 May 2023

WATCH: Plan to reuse excavated waste in Waterfront revamp

Thursday 18 May 2023

The public-owned company wanting to build nearly 1,000 flats on the Waterfront say that close to half of the waste that needs to be excavated to create basement parking can be reused on the site.

That waste – which was thrown into ‘West of Albert’ as landfill between 1985 and 1995 – contains general rubbish, hydrocarbons, incinerator ash and asbestos which the Planning Department says should be regarded as contaminated.

Jersey Development Company estimate that 240,000 m3 of waste will need to be excavated from reclaimed land between the underpass and West Park in order to build blocks of flats, offices, a leisure centre, shops, restaurants and other public amenities.

It believes it can use 110,000 m3 of that on site for ‘pile mats’, ‘floor slabs’ and other construction features, while another 17,000 m3 can be crushed and used elsewhere around the island.

Video: This morning's planning inquiry session.

That leaves 113,000 m3, JDC say, which cannot be used and will have to be disposed of.

Planning, however, argue that there is no identified space to store or process that this spoil, therefore it cannot support the application.

The issue of waste at the Waterfront was the subject today at a five-day public inquiry into whether JDC’s outline plans should be given planning permission or not.

JDC also plans to build an impermeable wall around the site to stop seawater meeting groundwater under the buildings.


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