REVISED plans to build over 100 flats at South Hill have been turned down by the Planning Committee for a second time.
Jersey Development Company wanted to build 139 flats on the former Planning Offices and nearby land, and had reduced the total number of units from 153 following an earlier rejection.
But the committee – a group of States Members who rule on major decisions – remained unimpressed, rejecting the application on Thursday morning by six votes to three.
The application was recommended for approval by the Planning Department.
Reasons for refusal included the size of the some of the units, the aspect of the buildings and concerns that those flats at the rear facing the quarry wall would not get enough sunlight.
Last May, the committee rejected JDC’s first planning application, predominately because the largest of the three buildings destined for the site was deemed too high. This was the rear building, which would have risen above the top of the quarry behind it.
The company subsequently reduced the size of this building by 5.5m from eight stories to six. It also changed the mix of apartments and lowered the height of the smaller ‘northern pavilion’.