PLANS to build a £1.5-million shellfish processing unit in the countryside have been given support by Environment Minister Freddie Cohen.
Jersey Oyster Company owners Steve Luce and Chris Le Masurier, whose oyster beds are in Grouville Bay, have been trying to gain permission for new premises near La Rocque Chapel for the last 18 months. On Friday they got a step closer.
At a public ministerial meeting Senator Cohen said he was ‘minded to support the principle of the application’ but he wanted it reduced in size and would not approve the design.
He said: ‘I will not allow an ugly tin shed to be built. I want a better architectural building.’ Senator Cohen also wanted the expected noise from the unit assessed before approval is given.
• Picture: Steve Luce and Chris Le Masurier of the Jersey Oyster Company, who have to move out of their St Catherine premises