Esplanade Quarter Masterplan Planning Workshop

Thursday 2 November 14:37

Islanders are being asked for their input to a review of the Esplanade Quarter planning blueprint.

The Department of the Environment is working with an independent body, Design Council, to update the development framework for the area. 
 
Workshops are being held this Sunday and Monday to help to inform the future development of the St Helier waterfront. People attending will be involved in group discussion and a site walkabout to consider the following:
 

  • the connectivity of streets and public spaces in the area
  • how people can cross La Route de la Liberation
  • the different ways people will use the area
  • how the area will reflect local character
  • how to make the most of important views

 
The department has invited architects, States Members, and local interest and business groups to attend one of two workshops. Members of the public with an interest in the area are invited to apply to attend on Sunday 5 November 2017. 
 
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce said that when work began to update the masterplan, the Environment Department realised that more significant changes were needed.
 
‘Our view is that the plan needs updating, not tweaking. We’ve broadened the scope of this project but we’ll also be focusing on integrating the Waterfront with the centre of St Helier, looking at how people move to and from the area and the way the spaces link up. Consequently, we’ll be publishing an interim plan in the early spring with a detailed masterplan to follow later in the year for consultation and scrutiny before being lodged for debate in the States.’

 
The public workshop is taking place at the Radisson Hotel on Sunday 5 November between 11.15 and 4 pm. People who would like to attend should email a.coates@gov.je. Places are limited. 

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