Plans to extend St Brelade’s Bay seafront property

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The premises’ owners, listed only as El Cobre Ltd on the plans, want to enlarge the eastern side of the property – Flat 3 – and carry out alterations to external areas, including to the roadside boundary and vehicle entrance.

A planning statement outlining the application says that the extension would be of an identical design to the existing building and would not block any public views.

‘The proposed extension aims to extend Flat 3, El Cobre, from a two-bed apartment to a three-bed multi-generation maisonette, suitable for the long-term tenant’s growing family,’ the statement says.

It adds: ‘A large, established unsightly hedge – existing since the 1970s – is sited to the east of the existing building and blocks any views from the road to the sea. The proposed extension replaces this hedge. No public views will be lost.’

However, a number of individuals have now submitted objections to the proposed scheme, including the St Brelade’s Bay Association.

Another resident, Judith Mackin, said: ‘I object to this development [and am] in support of the St Brelade’s Bay Association, as it will further erode the foreshore, removing the last bit of green hedge on the [sea]front which possibly provides a habitat for our native lizards which I have seen there.

‘Also, if this – albeit small – extension is allowed on the east side of the property, what is to say that another extension to the west – which has a much greater area – will not be made in the future, setting a precedence for others to follow?’

Amanda Pitter said: ‘We have had the loss of the Zanzibar, the Wayside development and other large projects appearing on the skyline.

‘It was very good that the façade of Carlyon House has been preserved by Planning, but it is a worry that the overall aspect of the bay keeps on being eroded bit by bit.’

However, Max Hamilton spoke in favour of the development.

He said: ‘The small extension will improve the appearance and character of the building. The proposals also include much needed landscaping improvements [to] the southern public garden.

‘The improvements to this garden will be of public benefit. I do not envisage that the proposal will have a negative impact on the environment.’

A decision on whether the development is allowed to go ahead will be made by the Planning Committee, a panel of politicians, on 16 October.

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