Draft bridging Island Plan consultation

Closed 12 Jul 2021

Opened 19 Apr 2021

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.

Overview

Planning is about creating a better future: protecting our environment for generations to come and enabling sensitive development that improves the lives of people now and over the long-term. The Island Plan is hugely important for Jersey. It sets out how, as a community, we will create homes; strengthen our economy; protect and restore our environment; provide for a good family life; and enhance what’s special about our island. 

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Why we are consulting

Your comments on the draft bridging Island Plan are important to us. The Island Plan impacts many aspects of islanders’ lives and livelihoods, so it is vital we consider what this means to everybody. This is your chance to make comment on the draft bridging Island Plan.

For the first time, both the public and State’s Members’ consultation periods are running concurrently. The consultation period will last for 12 weeks until 12 July 2021. After the consultation has ended the draft Plan will undergo an independent examination in public. If you have commented on the draft Plan during the consultation you may be invited, by planning inspectors, to make further comments later in the process and may also be invited to appear at a public hearing. 

 

Draft bridging Island Plan, Proposals Maps and programme timeline

Here are print friendly versions of the draft bridging Island Plan, Proposals Maps and programme timeline: 

Draft bridging Island Plan

Jersey Proposal Map A - Planning Zones

Jersey Proposal Map B - Flood Risk

Town Proposal Map A - Planning Zones

Town Proposal Map B - Flood Risk

Draft bridging Island Plan: programme timeline

 

Draft bridging Island Plan public events

As part of the Island Plan Review process, the Island Plan team will be hosting a series of public events and webinars. To attend any of these events, visit the following websites:

  • Parish drop-in events: visit the Island Plan public events page to view when a member of the team will be available at each of the Parishes
  • Webinars: visit the Island Plan EventBrite page to book a space. You must book through though EventBrite as information will be sent to participants prior to each webinar

 

To share your views on the plan, click 'submit your comments' below, where you can provide comments on each chapter.

What happens next

You’ve submitted your representation – what happens next?

Thank you for completing the consultation.

The draft bridging Island Plan has to undergo a thorough process before it is amended and becomes the new Island Plan for Jersey. A key part of this process involves independent planning inspectors undertaking an examination in public. The inspectors will consider the draft Plan, its evidence base and all representations made in relation to it, and will decide the key issues that they think must be heard through a series of public hearings. These hearings will help the inspectors to better understand key issues and will enable peoples' views to be heard and properly understood. The examination of the Plan will take place after the public consultation has finished and will include consideration of both the public comments and States Members proposed amendments. 

The formal examination in public process will begin in the summer, after the Minister for the Environment has considered the consultation responses and has published a response to the issues raised.

As part of the examination, the inspectors will consider your representation and may invite further comments from you if this will help the inspectors in their deliberations and/or relate to matters to be heard at the public hearings.

At the end of the year, after the inspectors have considered all of the issues and evidence, they will provide a report to the Minister for the Environment for consideration. This report will cover: 

  • the main issues raised through the consultation
  • comments on States Members proposed amendments 
  • their recommendations as to how the draft Plan ought to be changed 

After the Minister has received the inspectors' report, it will be published along with comments from the Minister as to whether or not he would be minded to accept each of the inspectors’ recommendations. At this point, further amendments may be proposed by States Members before the Plan is debated in March 2022.