Public hearings begin into plans to build 1,000 new homes on St Helier's waterfront

The plans include building around 1,000 new homes as well as places to enjoy food, drink and shopping. Credit: Jersey Development Company

The public inquiry into plans to build a thousand new homes at Jersey's waterfront begins today (Monday 15 May).

Islanders were previously encouraged to submit their thoughts on the plans in writing by 19 March.

All statements were then looked at by an independent officer and the public inquiry opens today. It is expected to last around five days. Once concluded, a recommendation will be made as to whether or not to approve the application.

Credit: Jersey Development Company

In February last year, former Minister for the Environment, Deputy John Young, called for the inquiry.

As well as new homes, the plans also include parking, retail, art and cultural facilities and flood defence measures.

Deputy Jonathan Renouf, who took over from Deputy Young as Environment Minister, says: "I encourage Islanders to engage with this Inquiry and submit their comments through the official channels for consideration by the inspector.

"The hearings at St Paul’s Centre in town will see the plans examined in great detail, and will hear from many stakeholders and Islanders with keen interest."

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