|Department||The Cabinet Office|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||17/04/2023|
|Responses publish date||20/10/2023|
About the consultation
Revised supplementary planning guidance has been developed, as a draft for consultation in accord with part of Proposal 33 of the bridging Island Plan which states that the Minister for the Environment will develop supplementary planning guidance for sustainable transport zones (STZ) to:
- establish standards for the provision of motorised and non-motorised vehicle parking:
- for various forms of development, including residential to meet all users’ needs, including those of visitors
- for the zone, or any part of the zone
This guidance has been prepared following engagement with the Department of Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (Transport and Operations).
The consultation programme will include formal consultation with relevant ministers including the:
- Minister for Housing and Communities
- Minister for Infrastructure
- Minister for Health and Social Services
- Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture.
Planning guidance for the provision of car parking space in association with all forms of development has been in operation in Jersey since September 1988 and is set out in Planning Policy Note 3: Parking Guidelines. At this time, the transport strategy adopted by the States of Jersey might be described as one of ‘car-accommodation’ whereby policy sought to make optimal provision for the car.
Since the mid-1990s, however, there has been a significant shift in the strategic policy framework for transport in the island. Successive Sustainable Transport Policies have fundamentally altered the policy emphasis from car-accommodation to seeking to reduce the environmental impact of vehicular traffic and the promotion of other more sustainable modes of travel, including walking, cycling and public transport.
This presents discord between the policy direction set by the bridging Island Plan, which embodies the objectives of the current Sustainable Transport Policy, and the supplementary planning guidance that is designed to support and complement it.
In light of this, there is considered to be an urgent need to review the guidance used to assess planning applications relative to the provision of space for parking, and it is against this background that these revised standards for residential development have been prepared.
A webinar on the draft planning guidance for residential parking standards was held on Tuesday 28 March 2023. Watch the revised parking standards webinar on YouTube.
How to submit comments to the consultation
This consultation is now closed.
Responses to the consultation
Draft supplementary planning guidance was prepared, following engagement with the Department of Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (Transport and Operations), and published for consultation in March 2023.
This generated constructive feedback on the long-awaited proposed revision to parking standards.
The Minister has carefully considered the responses received and has made changes to the draft guidance. The revised guidance will assist with the consistent application and interpretation of bridging Island Plan Policy TT4: Provision of off-street parking.
Residential parking standards consultation response
SPG Residential parking standards