Planning to reconsider application for farm shed

ONE of Jersey’s youngest farmers is a step closer to expanding his business after a Planning panel agreed to reconsider his application to build a large shed.

Mr Coenen’s application for the building will be looked at again in the New Year
Mr Coenen’s application for the building will be looked at again in the New Year

ONE of Jersey’s youngest farmers is a step closer to expanding his business after a Planning panel agreed to reconsider his application to build a large shed.

Laurent Coenen was refused permission to build on his land in St Lawrence earlier this year, but insisted that he needed the building to house sheep and farm machinery.

The shed would also be used for packing, storing and grading eggs, and keeping animal feed.

After hearing from Mr Coenen and Rob Williams, of architects JSL Associates, the panel supported the young farmer’s bid to have his request reconsidered. Mr Coenen’s application for the building will be looked at again in the New Year.

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Comments for: "Planning to reconsider application for farm shed"

Planning

Imagine how much work there would be for builders, and how many could be taken off the unemployment register if there were no planning department!

Haymarket

But imagine what a mess it would look like if every parish resembled St Helier?!

Medico-Legal

Imagine how much work there would be for quacks and "barrack room lawyers" and how many people could be taken off the unemployment list if there was no medical register or law society.

Imagine how many people would be taken off the unemployment register if there were no avaiation authority or air traffic controller departments!

Claire

Think about how much our remaining areas of outstanding beauty and green fields wouldn't be there is there was no planning department!

Think of how many rabbit hutches and unhealthly units would be built with out the planning department.

Well done to the Planning Applications Panel for supporting this young farmer!

I hope that Mr Coenen thanked the Panel for making this decision.

mallouin

Imagine how much more despoilation of our still(just) beautiful island if there wasn't.Perfect they ain't but thankfully they're there.I for one am getting tired of this so called support for our mostly non local builders,there is only so much room here and I wish Laurent well we need more small farmers and the small ones need help.

S2

Looks like you've been busted, 'Planning.' Suggest you engage brain before typing

SHED LARK

too many people have joined the SHED LARK, where they build a large shed then let it out for non agri use.

Raindog

It's ok Planning to approve that eye sore at Portelet and 28 luxury homes on the headland is fine but building a shed to support a local farmers business - that will never do! It's about time some heads rolled at Planning - they are as much use as a one legged man at an arse kicking competition.

Overpopulated

Yes, and imagine how hideous this island would look - covered with ugly farm sheds and Dandara type developments.

Andy

Trouble is some of these sheds are built for agricultural need and then the next thing you know they are applying for change of use into other things....this has happened to a few newly constructed sheds I know of and I'm sure there are redundant sheds available!!

mallouin

A farmer in St Peters has little use for a redundant shed in Grouville!

andy

then he simply dismantled it but no suddenly a new business appears ...happened to us so I do know

the thin wallet

there must be loads of empty sheds dotted around , as the pack and wrap industry was stamped outby the uk.

Tony B

Blody hell! A young man is trying to build a buissnes and all people do is bitch! Good luck Mate, I hope you succed.

the thin wallet

totaly agree

JD

Quite right Tony B. Your never going to stop the massive amount of cock ups the planning dept make.

If they make the right decision regarding this shed then there may just be light at the end of the tunnel.

Mario

What type of tunnel would that be then?

A polytunnel.

Wendy

Laurent Coenen's land is well tucked away in St. Lawrence - his hens are free to roam all day long to their hearts' content. They produce some of the tastiest eggs anyone could wish for.

I think it's totally disgraceful that a bunch of little Hitlers at Planning didn't grant him the permission he needs straight away. What a total waste of time and money for everybody involved.

Hilary

Whatever happened to joined-up government? Every day we hear calls to diversify the economy yet here is a young Jerseyman who is building up what seems to be a successful agricultural business and he gets the thumbs-down from the jobsworths from what has to be one of the ugliest buildings in town.

sporran

Surely there is a simple solution to this. Cannot planning permission be granted with the absolute irrevocable condition that the building can only be used as an agricultural shed?

Andy

Not as simple as that I'm afraid...we had a neighbours shed built for agriculture store then changed into engineering so planning conditions on sheds useless

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