Pumping station to be turned into the smallest of houses?

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THE Gorey area is steeped in history, but it could have a new local landmark if Planning approve an application to build one of the smallest houses in Jersey.

Permission is being sought to demolish an old granite pumping station at the top of Mont de Gouray in St Martin and replace it with a glass-fronted three-story contemporary home on a plot measuring just 500 square feet.

It may not have much of a footprint, but the design incorporates two parking spaces at street level with a study/bedroom at the back, two bedrooms and shower room on the first floor and an open-plan kitchen/lounge area on the second level. The house will be topped with a roof garden surrounded with a glass balustrade.

The site is sandwiched between a set of public steps leading up to Mont de la Guerande and a neighbouring property and the application has been submitted by the former chairman of Jersey Heritage, John de Veulle, and his wife, Bridget, who live in a property above the pumping station.

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