There's to be a public inquiry into plans to build 65 three-bedroom homes on green zone land in St Peter, opposite the Sir George Carteret pub.
Environment Minister, Deputy Steve Luce, has instigated the inquiry because he says if the development went ahead it would be a significant departure from the Island Plan.
The Island Plan, which is approved by the States, is the foundation for all planning decisions in Jersey, and is underpinned by a strategy to direct new development into more built up areas, and away from the countryside.
An inquiry provides a structured opportunity to explore the planning issues in depth to ensure an application is consistent with policy and is the right decision for Jersey. It is a public forum, and any member of the public can submit their views.
By law, the Department of the Environment has to follow a set planning process to ensure it provides a fair and consistent service to Jersey. This process includes considering all planning applications – whether they come from individuals, companies, or other States departments – in the same fair and
consistent way, looking at all the relevant issues.
The inquiry date will be set shortly, and an independent inspector appointed.
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