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New proposals for Bath Street in St Helier 'will not work', says parish Constable

Save Jersey's Heritage submitted fresh plans for the area last week. Credit: ITV Channel TV

New proposals for the redevelopment of Bath Street in St Helier will not work, according to the parish Constable.

Constable Simon Crowcroft spoke to ITV News after Save Jersey's Heritage submitted fresh plans for the area.

The group's idea involves building a new Premier Inn while retaining the street's historic buildings - an alternative to Le Masurier's current plans.

It is hoping to do what it did six years ago, when it led a campaign to save the historic shops in Dumaresq Street and Pitt Street which the Co-op proposed to demolish for the island's first Premier Inn.

Despite winning that battle back then, Constable Crowcroft says he does not think that logic will work this time round.

Constable Simon Crowcroft says he does not think Save Jersey's Heritage's plans will work for this site. Credit: ITV Channel TV

I think the alternative scheme that was worked up for the other Premier Inn site really helped us achieve a mix of heritage and a new hotel, but I don't think it works here.

The sums simply don't stack up, and we are in danger of losing a very valuable scheme for St Helier if this one isn't approved.

– Constable Simon Crowcroft, Constable of St Helier

Le Masurier's plans are due to be considered by the planning committee later this month.