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Land surveyed for new town park
Land proposed for Jersey's town park
Plans for the town park include outside eating areas
A new town park to mark the millennium in Jersey has moved a step closer.

The St Helier park was first discussed in 1998 with an estimated cost of almost 30m, but plans stalled several times because of a lack of money.

The scheme was relaunched last year, but there have been concerns about removing contaminated soil near the former gas works to create a car park.

Now the States has agreed to pay for a survey of the soil and ground water in the Gas Place and Bath Street area.

If approved, the three-storey underground car park will accommodate up to 1,400 vehicles.

Some parking spaces would be for nearby residents, there would be a pick up point for a bus service and possibly a taxi rank.

Plans for the park also include outside eating areas and a temporary cinema screen.




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