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Retreat Farm

Appeared as expert witness at the public inquiry on self-catering proposal on existing glasshouse site

Co-ordination and preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment, providing planning advice and negotiating Planning Obligation Agreement to support Design-Plus scheme to secure planning permission for redevelopment of Jersey’s largest glasshouse site.

Proposals include self-catering (tourism) accommodation, consolidated car-park for Tamba Park, dwelling to replace Tamba Park car-park served by Parish road and reinstate field to agriculture, supported by wide-ranging environmental enhancements.

As part of the assessment I instigated the examination of the ‘disuse and disrepair’ condition attached to the (historic) planning permission granted for one of the glasshouses.

Assessment of this scheme required the consideration of a number of key environmental aspects – transport, drainage, and landscape and visual impact. KEPlanning also prepared a Landscape and Visual Appraisal and Construction and Environmental Plan to support the application.

Working with a UK Planning Barrister I coordinated and managed the public inquiry process, also appearing as an Expert Witness for planning policy compliance.

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