PLANS to turn existing holiday-let units at La Pulente into residential apartments to create ‘new family housing’ have been submitted.
If approved, the 24 La Rocco self-catering apartments would be converted to become 19 homes.
A report accompanying the plans states: ‘The original and oldest building on site, building two, was constructed post-World War Two as a modest hotel, known as The California Hotel.
‘The building has been modified and extended over the years, culminating in the general form we see today…’
The report adds: ‘These proposals look to make a positive contribution to the Island’s housing stock by refurbishing holiday lets to provide new family housing.’
The scheme includes a reduction in the number of existing units – 11 two-bedroom and eight one-bedroom apartments would replace the existing six two-bedroom and 18 one-bedroom self-catering properties.
In addition, the applicants, La Rocco 2 Ltd, say that the new designs seek to respond to climate change – in response to requirements set out in the Bridging Island Plan – with the addition of electric bike and vehicle-charging stations as well as new bike- and bin-storage facilities.
The report adds: ‘The proposal is a resilient and adaptable building design.
‘[There will be] improvement on the Island’s green infrastructure with the inclusion of electric bike and vehicle charging.’