He said that Friday’s decision to let Dandara Jersey Limited proceed with the major development on the site of the L’Hermitage Hotel was taken without his knowledge or that of the parish and objectors.’I was Christmas shopping in town yesterday when I got a call from the Jersey Evening Post telling me about the decision.
It was the first I’d heard of it,’ he said.Although he is still concerned about the impact the development will have on the parish, Deputy Egré said that the applicant has followed the legal process.
It is the way Planning granted approval that troubles him.
Not only is he angry at being kept in the dark, he also questioned why such a major development was approved by the Planning and Environment sub-committee and not the Environment and Public Services Committee.The plans were displayed twice in the parish hall and for the first time Planning allowed objectors to attend a previous committee meeting.
However, last week’s consideration was not on the public agenda issued to the media prior to the meeting.