JERSEY could soon lose three more of its hotels to housing. Two have been approved for demolition, and one could soon follow.
On Friday Environment Minister Freddie Cohen granted businessman Richard Brocken permission to knock down the Cheval Roc Hotel to build three houses. The hotel overlooks Bonne Nuit and has been owned by Mr Brocken for five years.
At the public ministerial hearing, Senator Cohen also approved, in principle, the demolition of Fort d’Auvergne Hotel in Havre des Pas, to be replaced by 38 one- to three-bedroom flats with 55 parking spaces.
The owners of a hotel in St Mary are also seeking permission for housing. Eileen and Edward A’Court, who have run the West View Hotel for about 30 years, have submitted an application to knock down the hotel in Grande Rue. They say that they are closing the hotel because they want to retire.
• Picture: An artist’s impression of the 38 flats that have been given in-principle approval at the Fort d’Auvergne hotel