Future Hospital Plans – tell us what you think

Wednesday 23 August 12:08

Islanders with views about the planning application for Jersey’s new hospital are being urged to contact the inquiry’s independent inspector.

The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Steve Luce decided to hold a public inquiry because the hospital application is for a significant piece of public infrastructure, and an inquiry provides a structured opportunity to explore the planning issues in depth to ensure it is consistent with policy and is the right decision for Jersey.

The inquiry, led by an independent inspector, Philip Staddon, will start on 6 November 2017 and is expected to last for up to a week. Anyone who wants to give their views to the inquiry can do it in two ways:

  • Write to or email your views directly to to Helen Wilson, New Hospital Programme Officers, c/o Department of the Environment, South Hill, St Helier, JE2 4US or email progofficer@aol.com, the by 8 September.
  • Write to, email or telephone (inquiry office number is +44 151 352 3863) Helen Wilson by 8 September to say you wish to speak at the public hearing.

Very few people have got in touch with the inspector’s office so far. Philip Staddon said he welcomed views from any resident, business or organisation about the planning application for the new hospital and that the inquiry team would ensure that anyone who wants to speak gets the chance to do so.

‘The inquiry will sit over a number of days, exploring different elements of this major and complex development proposal, but I will make time, each day, for any member of the public who wishes to speak. I would also reassure people that the inquiry will be conducted in an open and inclusive manner. There will be no court room-style cross examination and it’ll be accessible to anyone who wishes to take part.’

He added ‘The inquiry will be open to the public throughout and anyone is welcome to come along for any part of it.’

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