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Plans For Almost 200 Homes Approved On Appeal

JDC's plans for flats at South Hill have been given planning consent.

Two planning applications for new homes in Jersey, that were previously refused, have been given permission on appeal.

Assistant Environment Minister Mike Jackson has accepted the Jersey Development Company's previously rejected application for 139 apartments at South Hill.

JDC's redevelopment of the former government offices was turned down last March, but will now be allowed, subject to conditions.

They include that at least a quarter of the flats are 'affordable housing', plus that there will be a new children's playground, new public toilets, and that the listed barracks building on the site is kept for community use.

Permission has also been granted for the Hotel Savoy in St Helier to be replaced by 53 flats. 

Those plans were also previously turned down in May 2023 and that decision was taken to appeal.

An independent Planning Inspector recommended both be allowed.

Constable Jackson says revisions from the applicants of both schemes have overcome the reasons for their refusal:

“The conditions set out will secure the provision of affordable housing in the developments, and improvements to the sustainable transport network and public realm. 

The schemes will yield just under 200 much needed homes for the Island, and in the case of South Hill, make much better use of a dis-used site.”

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