PLANS to build a five-bedroom house in St Brelade have been rejected because of the ‘harmful’ impact it would have on the surrounding area.
The application for a property along Route de Noirmont had been recommended for approval by planning officers.
But the proposal was turned down at a recent Planning Committee meeting.
In a statement written by the committee – a panel of politicians – following the meeting, they acknowledged the need for ‘new residential development’ in Jersey.
But they added: ‘However, in this instance, by virtue of its scale, siting and design, the proposed development would be harmful to the character of the surrounding area.
‘This includes, in particular, a harmful impact on the character and setting of the nearby Coastal National Park.’
Concerns were also raised in a letter from independent planning consultants KE Planning ahead of the meeting.
KE Planning director Stephanie Steedman wrote: ‘There is concern about the harmful effects of light pollution upon the dark skies of the Island.
‘[My clients] Mr and Mrs Slous remain very concerned about the potential for light pollution from the development proposed because of the amount of glass included within their design.’