Businesses want inquiry into scrapped £75m ‘village’ plans
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 5:00AM GMT.
A MAJOR independent inquiry into the events that led to developers axing a £75m project in St Helier is needed, the president of Jersey’s Chamber of Commerice has said.
Chamber president David Warr has written to the Chief Minister Ian Gorst and Environment Minister Rob Duhamel to urge them to arrange a review of the steps that led to Le Masurier cancelling their plans to build Parkside Village near the Millennium Town Park.
The project would have seen hundreds of homes built, as well as restaurants and shops created in a part of town that has been identified as in need of rejuvenation.
However, developers this week revealed that extra planning guidance, delays in the process and the lack of certainty from the Planning department has forced them to shut the scheme down.