‘I consider that the 2008 Masterplan is out of date and in need of review.’‘It is not certain that the Masterplan is financially viable’‘ The Masterplan is fundamentally premised on the lowering of La Route de Liberation. However without the security of the Masterplan’s intended DA there is no Planning mechanism to secure its delivery. (76)
‘Although SoJDC acknowledges that it will substantially exceed anticipated Phase 12 receipts, the evidence (that I have seen) is scant. appears broad brush and speculative, and is silent on the issue of risk and contingency.’ (77)
Philip Staddon BSc, Dip, MBA, MRTPI
So what happens next? Whilst the Environment Minister Steve Luce accepts the recommendation to let the appeal fall away, he also accepts the need to re-evaluate the 2008 Masterplan and its 2011 amendment; this was heavily criticised by Mr Staddon, who has recommended that the 2008 Masterplan is reviewed and updated. This recommendation has been accepted by the Minister and will most certainly have to go back to the States.
Effectively, even if Building 5 does goes ahead, (and this is no means definite) no more office buildings can be built on the site until this happens.
Mr Staddon’s recommendations were twofold:
A: That the Minister dismisses the appeal and that Planning permission P2014/2192 be confirmed.