The Planning Committee has approved the proposal to replace two agricultural sheds at La Pepiniere Farm in St Mary, near Crabbé, with a large shed with hydroponic and condensing facilities.
Under the plans, there would be four growing areas in the barn as well as a trimming, grading and packaging centre, together with offices, a storage area and a breeding/nursery room. The new barn would be soundproofed to counteract the noise caused by climate-control machinery, and closed to the public.
Marc Yates, chief executive of the Jersey-based Therapeutic Cannabinoids International Partnership, which submitted the plans, said work would now begin on the detailed design work.
‘It is one stage closer, we have still got lots more things to do,’ he said. ‘But having got the planning the intention is to move forward as quickly as we can. This decision enables us to start doing some of the detailed design work and we hope to start work as soon as we possibly can.’
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