The Bosdet Foundation, which runs Les Ormes in St Brelade, has announced plans to build 60 new units of self-catering accommodation – increasing capacity at the site by 66%.
The work would be carried out in three phases starting in October next year and has been described by the organisation as a major development, which would make Les Ormes a ‘top UK destination’.
The Bosdet Foundation was established by the late George Bisson in 1989 as a way of making a sustainable difference to the lives of Jersey people, especially young people in need or where there is an emphasis on education or health and social support.
All of the profits from Les Ormes are reinvested into the facility or used for charitable purposes, with groups regularly invited to apply for funding and a process for emergency support for individuals and families in need.
Last year the foundation gave out £367,000 in charitable grants. If the new development is completed, the charity aims to be able to give out £1m every year.
Under the plans, the driveway at Les Ormes would be re-routed so that all cars were diverted to the back of the property and the main resort became vehicle free.
Self-catering units would replace the existing tennis courts, and a further block would be built to the west of the site.
A village square would be created at the centre of the resort and would be used for activities and presentations. It could be covered for certain events.
Eventually, Les Ormes hopes to have a pool of electric cars for use by guests, who would be able to hire them for short periods when they need a vehicle, as opposed to having numerous hire cars sitting around unused most of the time.
If the plans get the go-ahead, work will start next year and be carried out in phases each winter.