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Planning Obligation Agreements - new guidance

DepartmentInfrastructure and Environment
Start date27/03/2017
End date24/05/2017
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments24/05/2017
Responses publish date12/07/2017

About the consultation

​The Department of the Environment has published new draft guidance on Planning Obligation Agreements and is asking for people’s views.

Planning Obligation Agreements (POAs) are legal agreements made between the Minister and a developer, to offset the impact of a new development on the surrounding environment or infrastructure, such as roads. The developer agrees to certain work to limit the impact, or to provide a sum of money for the States of Jersey to carry out work on their behalf.

The new draft guidance is designed to provide a more consistent and transparent planning process and provide a clearer method for calculating highways infrastructure contributions, (the most frequently required POAs). It will replace Practice Note 13: The Use of Planning Obligations (2008) and bring it in line with the requirements of the Revised 2011 Island Plan. 

The Department of the Environment invites views on whether this guidance provides a better understanding of what type of Planning Obligation Agreement may be needed when considering the different impact new development has on the environment and infrastructure. We also want you to tell us if the indicative costs and calculation methodologies are useful, and support greater certainty and transparency in the planning process.

Who should respond:

  • anyone with an interest in development in Jersey
  • anyone with an interest in how new development affects the environment

Planning Obligation Agreements (March 2017) Draft for Consultation on the Consultation Portal
Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance on Planning Obligation Agreements
Planning Obligation Agreements consultation summary page

How to submit comments to the consultation

Please submit comments in writing or online.

Email the Policy and Projects team

Write to: 
Planning Policy and Projects Team
Planning and Building Services
South Hill
St Helier
JE2 4US 

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