Do you have an objection to make about the proposed developments? It’s easier than you may think and should just take you 5 minutes.

If you wish to send in an objection, although the 21 days period has expired, the Principal Planning officer has indicated that he is willing to receive further submission before the Planning Minister makes his decision.

Object online

To comment to the States via the internet, click here and then either comment or upload a short letter.

The wording of our letter is at the foot of this post so you can copy and paste that if it’s easier for you; so long as you include your name and address and contact details it will be deemed a valid individual objection.

Your personal address and contact details will not be published.

Object via email

You can also send your comment or objection by email to the Principal Planner: John Nicholson at j.nicholson@gov.je

Object by letter

Address your letter to: Planning Minister, South Hill, St Helier, JE2 4US

Our letter for you to use

By all means use a copy of our letter to help you:

Dear Minister

Application reference P/2014/2192 – Building 5 Esplanade Quarter and temporary
relocation of public car parking.

I object to the above proposal(s), as part of the masterplan, which are important for St Helier because of:

1. The “temporary” relocation of the car parking is bad for St Helier, as users will have to park further away from town/business and this will have a negative effect resulting in lost business in town.

2. The “temporary” relocation of the car parking, as part of the masterplan, is for an unknown period and SoJDC need to clarify the timing of this, including the construction of the new public replacement car park as a first part of phase one.

3. The proposed six large office buildings, with no other use, will not be good for St Helier, and the proposed mixed use scheme, with housing/public winter garden, should be provided immediately, or SoJDC should clarify when/how these will be delivered.

4. The £50 million return to the taxpayer should be guaranteed, as approved by the States, to provide social housing, and SoJDC should clarify when/how this will be paid, as a payment in 2035 is too long to wait.

[Your full name]

[Your full postal address]

Signature……………………………………. dated……………………………….

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3 thoughts on “Esplanade development – how to place YOUR objection in 5 minutes

  • January 20, 2015 at 11:07 am
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    I went to the planning site and posted an amended version of the letter from the sosj site. Notice that the pdf file that states how to submit comments is unavailable on the planning site, so don’t be surprised if some excuse is found to reject comments.
    Below is the amended letter, which reads slight better and has my own comment added regarding the increase in social housing provision necessary to accomodate the increased amount of luxury housing that will occur due to the increased provision of office space, which I personally believe to be out of line with the island plan.
    Dear Minister
    Application reference P/2014/2192 – Building 5 Esplanade Quarter and temporary
    relocation of public car parking.
    I object to the above proposal(s), as part of the St Helier Development masterplan, which are important to be taken into account due to the following facts:
    1. The “temporary” relocation of the car parking is bad for St Helier, as users will have to park further away from town/business and this will have a negative effect resulting in lost business in town.
    2. The “temporary” relocation of the car parking, as part of the development masterplan, is for an unknown period and SoJDC need to clarify the timing of this, including the construction of the new public replacement car park as a first part of phase one.
    3. The proposed six large office buildings, with no other use, will not be good for St Helier, and the proposed mixed use scheme, with housing/public winter garden, should be provided immediately, or SoJDC should clarify when/how these will be delivered.
    4. The £50 million return to the taxpayer should be guaranteed, as approved by the States, to provide social housing, and SoJDC should clarify when/how this will be paid, as a payment in 2035 is too long to wait.
    The above are publicly supplied objections from a letter cut and pasted from :
    https://sosjersey.co.uk/esplanade-development-how-to-place-…/
    I agree in principle with the above comments. I would like to add that I greatly suspect that if the size of the business area in terms of square metres provided is increased on such a scale (taking into account the already increased size of real estate available for the commercial purpose of financial business/offices that is occurring with the development at the end of kensington place) then in order to fill such a building with individuals capable of working at such a level, then there will have to be a consequent increase in the amount of luxury housing provided in order to house the increased amount of individuals.
    In such a case, there will have to be a further increase in the amount of social housing provided in order to cater for the needs of these individuals. With each luxury residential housing unit requiring 4 units of social housing to service the general needs of these families, there will have to be a consequent population increase over the next ten years to a population level of 150,000 people. This is clearly out of line with the island plan and is logistically unsupportable, in the near or long term.
    I would also like to add that to my dismay, I tried to download the file that you provided : Download making comments on a planning application (size 67kb)
    only to find that the file was non-existent. I do hope that in your failure to provide this file, you are not rejecting comments on this application out of hand and are making good your commitment to the interests of the general public.

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    • January 20, 2015 at 11:36 am
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      Thanks, James, for doing that and for sharing your valuable additions.

      Reply
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