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‘Fragile’ tourism sector holds back Idlerocks development

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THE redevelopment of the derelict Idlerocks Hotel could finally move forward, if the tourism industry continues to improve, architect Andrew Merrett has said, in the latest planning application for the site.

The Idlerocks Hotel burnt down in 2003 and the site currently has planning permission for a house and a 35-bedroom hotel to be built on it. (Picture supplied by Andrew Le Poidevin|Tallpictures.com)

The land at Jerbourg, which houses the remains of the hotel which burnt down in 2003, currently has planning permission for a house and a 35-bedroom hotel. That was granted under the old Rural Area Plan in 2014, but it expires this Sunday.

Mr Merrett said the plans were identical to what was approved at an open planning meeting.

‘While the introduction of the Island Development Plan in 2016 has a different policy approach, we do not believe there is any substantial change in the principal of the planning policies of the IDP, compared to the former policies of the Rural Area Plan in respect of this proposal,’ he wrote in the application.

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