Access to Jersey's new hospital approved by politicians

Access plans for Jersey's new hospital have been approved by the States Assembly.

Politicians backed the plans for the Westmount Road route up to Overdale by 34 votes to 11. It means work can finally get under way at the site to build the island's new hospital.

A bid to delay the debate until after drawings of the proposed route had been produced was defeated by 26 votes to 22.

Protestors have been tying red ribbons to trees in the area. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Since work started in the area last week, protestors have been tying ribbons to the trees they say will be destroyed as part of the plans. Jersey's government has, however, denied that any of them will be affected.

Société Jersiaise says the proposed road has the potential to cause "significant damage to the form, character and appearance of Westmount".

Because of this, Société has produced a report outlining the historical and cultural context of the site.