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New Homes For Brewery Site

Plans for around 260 new homes on the former Ann Street Brewery site have been given the go ahead.

Dandara - on behalf of Andium Homes - submitted an application for 249 affordable properties on the old brewery.

A number of building will be demolished to make way for the development, which comprises 62 one bedroom, 82 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom social rented apartments.

An additional three one-bedroom and six two-bedroom properties will be for the open market.

The derelict listed building Sans Souci, on St Saviour's road, will be refurbished and extended and become the new headquarters of Autism Jersey.

The former Brewhouse and Brewery Offices  - also listed, and last used in 2004 - will become a micro-brewery and offices.

Other work includes refurbishing and extending 12 Simon Place to make way for two one-beds and five two-bedroom flats and turning Belmont House, on the corner of Simon Place and Ann Street, into a cafe with two flats above.

There will be additional vehicle access to Ann Street and basement parking with 65 spaces for cars and 224 bikes, plus a further 232 bike spaces at surface level.

         Design image showing the old Brewhouse which will become micro-brewery.

Deputy Tom Coles of St Helier South objected to the development during the Planning Committee meeting, saying the flats are too small.

"I am greatly concerned that this development seeks to prioritise quantity over quality and sustainability.

"People deserve to live in a home that can provide quality of life, rather than just a roof over their head."

But Housing Minster Deputy David Warr has welcomed consent being granted:

"This is excellent news for a well-thought-out scheme, recognising the heritage of the area and enhancing the Jersey aesthetic.

This part of town has been in decline for over a decade, and today’s decision means another important piece in the housing jigsaw can be realised.

The decision demonstrates that we can use our existing built environment in a much more effective way. I’m grateful to the Planning Committee for viewing this scheme for 249 new homes in such a positive light and recognising the contribution it’ll make towards the north of St Helier.”

 Image from a 3D model of the Ann Street Brewery site development

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