Island Planning

Over the years, the practice has been involved in plan-making for the islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. The Plans have to reflect the need of these island populations to be more self-sufficient and ensure land and other resources are used more efficiently than in mainland locations. Also, the settlements and surrounding countryside often have unique characteristics that call for special measures for conservation and protection. The practice is, therefore, well-qualified to undertake the preparation of development proposals that recognise the unusual requirements of these offshore communities.


Bride Village Study
Douglas Promenade Study
Delancey, St Sampsons
The site of 0.238 hectares (0.58 acres) is bounded by Rue Des Monts to the west and Robergerie to the north. The scheme involved the demolition of 10 substandard houses and 5 bungalows with settlement defects. Car parking provision is made at basement level on this steep sloping site. This retains the maximum site coverage area for the dwellings and amenity. The accommodation comprised 34 units of 1 and 2 bedroom flats on two levels.

The layout of the dwellings on two levels allows the majority to face into the central court. Reasonable privacy is maintained to the surrounding properties. Access to the various apartments is mainly by internal central corridors served by common staircases.

The design provides a traditional streetscape incorporating front doors and steps where appropriate while maintaining the scale, style and materials of the surrounding area.

Chateau Royal Grouville
Jersey Island Plan