Plans to replace St Helier house with four flats

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PLANS to extend a St Helier property and turn it into several flats have been submitted.

It is unclear who has put forward the proposal, as the applicant’s name has been redacted from the online version of their submission, which relates to Hill Cottage in St John’s Road.

The plans involve extending and converting the existing two-bedroom house to create four one-bedroom flats with storage, parking and gardens.

BDK Architects are serving as the agents for the project, according to the paperwork.

An ecological survey by Nurture Ecology that forms part of the application says it is anticipated that the work would have a ‘low’ impact on wildlife in the area.

‘The proposed works are restricted to areas of hard standing, built footprint and the small-scale loss of habitats of low ecological value (ie small area of grassland, and ornamental planting). Negative impacts are therefore limited to the potential disturbance [or] harm of protected wildlife, which may be present,’ Nurture Ecology said in their report.

In an accompanying document discussing the site’s drainage, Paul Harding, of BDK Architects, described the property as a ‘shell’ following the removal of asbestos.

‘We are working on a planning application to convert the above existing two-bedroom house … and add two more floors to create four one-bedroom single-person flats.

‘The proposed four flats each contain a kitchen and bathroom, which will use the same connection into the public foul sewer,’ the document states.

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