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Benefits to the community

  1. The scheme would provide significant inward investment (£14m+) to the tourism sector at a time when other hotels and tourism accommodation are being lost.
  2. The operation of the Hotel would provide local jobs (40 plus) and create spending in the local economy, thereby supporting other local businesses.
  3. The creation of a bespoke tourism facility offering a unique experience can only be good for destination Jersey. The owners intend to draw upon their existing customer base within their related Art activities and Restaurant investment on the mainland.
  4. The arts and cultural focus of the Hotel would support these sectors of the island.
  5. Local landscape and historic building assets are rescued, restored, refurbished and reused. Notably, the listed Villa and its associated Gate House, together with the currently unlisted Cart Barn will be haloed, restored and recognised alongside other important Island Heritage assets.
  6. Heritage gardens associated with the original Villa building are restored.
  7. The access strategy is predicated on a low vehicle use to support the site’s sustainable location.
  8. Ambitious Targets set to minimise the development’s embodied carbon has resulted in meeting RIBA 2030 standards overall. The operational energy approach has resulted in doubling the performance of existing buildings and tripling energy efficiency for new structures in terms of heat, cooling, light and air quality upon comparison with current standards.
  9. New water meadow to act as additional water catchment and ecological area and as a buffer to the existing Millbrook watercourse flows.
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