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Determining Panel Formed to Make Decision on Waterfront Plans

May 16, 2023

• First use of Determining Panel since law updated in 2022

• Minister for the Environment to be joined by Assistant Minister and Planning Committee Chair

• Panel will consider independent planning inspector’s recommendations on Waterfront plans

The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf, has formed a Determining Panel to join him in making a decision on whether plans to build new homes and further develop Jersey’s Waterfront should go ahead. 

The panel is made up of the Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf, Assistant Minister, Deputy Hilary Jeune, and Planning Committee Chair, Constable Philip Le Sueur. This panel has been formed under the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002. 

Traditionally the Minister for the Environment has ruled on such decisions alone, however in 2022the law was updated to allow the Minister to appoint at least two other members of the States Assembly to form a panel. This is the first time a Determining Panel has been used since the law change.

Once the independent planning inspector has made a recommendation following this week’s public inquiry hearings, the panel will then work collectively to reach a final decision.

Islanders can watch this week’s public inquiry via the dedicated page on South West St Helier Waterfront (Public Inquiry) (

The revised ‘South West St Helier’ application includes proposals for up to 984 residential units, parking, retail, commercial, social infrastructure, leisure, arts and cultural facilities, open spaces, new access, landscaping, the relocation of the slipway and La Fregate, land reclamation and flood defence measures.

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