Planning application to build 65 new homes on Green Zone land in St Peter in Jersey has been refused.
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce, said his decision was based on careful consideration of the planning inspector’s report and recommendation.
He added that he believes the current proposal - submitted by Andium Homes - is contrary to the States approved Island Plan.
The application was subject to a Public Inquiry in March.
An independent planning inspector, Nigel McGurk, presided over the public inquiry and submitted a report with a clear recommendation to refuse the application.
In his report, Mr McGurk said the proposed development should not be permitted due to substantial and significant conflict with the Island Plan and because ‘sufficient justification’ to override the provisions of the Island Plan has not been demonstrated.