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Consultation on draft planning guidance for the development of new homes in the countryside

DepartmentStrategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Start date18/10/2022
End date30/11/2022
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments30/11/2022

About the consultation

​This supplementary planning guidance interim policy note has been issued as a draft for consultation in accord with Proposal 25 of the bridging Island Plan which states that the Minister for the Environment will develop supplementary planning guidance to assist with the interpretation and application of the bridging Island Plan Policy H9: Housing outside the built-up area.

The draft note also introduces an interim policy about the development of larger homes in the countryside where they are in excess of 279 square metres (sq.m.) or 3,000 square feet (sq.ft.) gross internal floorspace: interim Policy H9A: Large houses outside the built-up area. This element of interim policy and guidance complements the planning policy framework established by the bridging Island Plan and responds to the policy objectives of the government, specifically action eight of the 100 Day Plan, which seeks ‘to introduce limits on the number of houses that can be built over 3,000 sq. ft. for a period of time in order to focus on tackling the housing crisis.’

The Minister for the Environment also proposes to adopt the Jersey integrated landscape and seascape character assessment (ILSCA) as supplementary planning guidance to ensure that it is taken into account in planning decisions for development in the countryside and around the coast. The ILSCA formed part of the evidence base that was prepared to inform the development of the bridging Island Plan and has already been the subject of consultation and review as part of the island plan review process.

Draft planning guidance for the development of new homes in the countryside

Consultation on draft planning guidance for the density of residential development

We are currently seeking your comments on 2 separate consultations on draft supplementary planning guidance:

  1. density of housing in the built-up area
  2. development of new homes in the countryside

Public meeting dates

​A webinar on the draft planning guidance for the development of new homes in the countryside was held Tuesday 1 November from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. 

Watch the draft planning guidance on the development of new homes in the countryside webinar on YouTube.

How to submit comments to the consultation

You can comment by completing the online survey, email or post.

Submit your comments online


Post: Draft SPG public consultation

Place and Spatial Planning
Cabinet Office
Government of Jersey
19-21 Broad Street
St Helier

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