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States want your views on past planning decisions

Islanders in Jersey are being asked for their opinions on past planning decisions.

People have seen the face of St Helier change dramatically over the past half a century and now 50 years since planning and building laws were first introduced, the States want your views.

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Portelet development was 'unmitigated disaster'

A local architect says the development of homes at Portelet was an 'unmitigated disaster.'

The homes have proven controversial since they were first built and although islanders were told it would 'blend in' to the landscape over the years, Rupert Cuddon-Large isn't the only one who is still unhappy about it.

It's a good scheme, but I think it is in totally the wrong place. It is layered, so when you are passing by in a ship you look first at one level, then another level, then another level and you see a vast complex of white buildings which I don't think are appropriate for Jersey in any shape or form and I think it's an unmitigated disaster from a planning point of view, I am sure that it is a wonder place to live in.

– Rupert Cuddon-Large, Architect

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