Conservation areas in Jersey

Closed 8 Apr 2022

Opened 11 Mar 2022


About the consultation

Area-based heritage protection is an international standard for protecting special places and an established feature of the legal framework in other places including England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey. Conservation areas are places of special architectural or historic interest where they are deserving of careful management to protect and improve their character.

It has been a longstanding objective of the States to introduce conservation areas in Jersey. There is now an opportunity to allow this to happen by making changes to the island’s planning law to allow their future designation.

To ensure this is done in an open, transparent way we also need to:

  • adopt criteria that will be used to decide which parts of the island might have the special qualities to become conservation areas;
  • develop a process for their designation, setting out how people might be engaged with and consulted on potential changes in their parts of the island; and
  • set out any additional planning controls for conservation areas to protect their special character.

A framework has been written setting out how these issues could be addressed. This gives more information about the proposals to bring conservation areas into Jersey and suggests how they may operate.

The Minister for the Environment would like to hear what people think about conservation areas and the proposals in the framework to help shape our future proposals.

Your views are welcomed and will be carefully considered in bringing forward the detailed proposals to allow conservation areas to be designated in Jersey. The consultation is open until Friday 08 April 2022.

Comments are welcome in multiple ways. You can submit your comments in the following ways:

  • Email the Historic Environment Team
  • Write to: Historic Environment Team, FREEPOST 505, 19-21 Broad Street, St Helier, JERSEY, JE1 1AF
  • Continue through to the online consultation by clicking Submit your comments below


Please do not include personal information (which includes yours or others name, address, phone numbers etc.) in your comments.

What happens next

In response to all comments received, a post-consultation report will be published in April. To view the report, visit