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Rocco's café expansion "will have neutral impact" on landscape

Rocco's café expansion

Thursday 19 January 2023

Rocco's café expansion "will have neutral impact" on landscape

Thursday 19 January 2023

A popular St. Ouen golf activity centre is reassuring islanders that its plans to improve its café area will have "neutral impact on the surrounding landscape and seascape" after concerns were raised by the National Trust.

The charity objected to Rocco's plans to expand their café facilities on the grounds that they would constitute "overdevelopment" of the site, which resides in the Coastal National Park area that is specifically protected by the Bridging Island Plan.

The National Trust also complained that not enough detail about the development had been provided in the planning application.

Rocco's has now published a full design statement, which states that the new developments will not negatively impact the protected zone.

They statement explains that the "existing building will be virtually unaltered", with the exception of a "small staff toilet and storeroom".


Pictured: The proposed plans showing the newly allocated space for a café/bar in yellow. 

As such, they claim that the new plans "makes good use of an existing building, without any unreasonably negative impacts on the natural environment, nor on the Protected Coastal Area and Coastal National Park".

Directors of Les Mielles Golf and Country Club and Roccos Activity Centre commented that the Bridging Island Plan's policies "indicate this application should be supported".

The application - which has been graded as 'Major' by Planning - will be decided at a later date.


National Trust objects to Rocco's café expansion plans

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