Jersey

Charing Cross hotel plans passed

Artist impression Image copyright Channel Islands Co-op
Image caption The new proposals include a 91-room hotel and an upgraded Co-op supermarket

The Channel Islands Co-op has won approval for a 91-bed budget hotel and new supermarket at Charing Cross.

Revised plans were submitted after Jersey's planning authority rejected an earlier proposal in August 2013.

Co-op management said the £12m scheme will be a major boost to tourism and a gateway to the centre of town.

After a campaign to save six listed buildings, the Co-op gave four to the Jersey National Trust.

Colin McLeod, Channel Island Co-op chief executive, said he was "relieved".

"People who have followed the Charing Cross story - or tome - will have seen the very difficult competing demands on that site.

"To deliver a solution that's based on consensus with planning officers and the National Trust emphasises the lengths we have gone to."

Image caption Two of the six listed buildings on the Charing Cross site will be demolished

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