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Consultation on draft planning guidance for the density of residential development

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 has been issued as a draft for consultation in accord with Proposal 21 of the bridging Island Plan which states that the Minister for the Environment will develop supplementary planning guidance to establish minimum density standards for the Island’s built up areas to assist with the interpretation and application of Policy H2 - Housing density.

The note also provides guidance and introduces an interim policy about the development of larger homes in the built-up area where they are in excess of 279 square metres (sq.m.) or 3,000 square feet (sq.ft.) gross internal floorspace: interim Policy H2A – Density of residential development in 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 design guidance from the St Helier urban character appraisal (SHUCA) (see section 7, page 77 to page 140) and the integrated landscape and seascape character assessment (ILSCA) as supplementary planning guidance to ensure that it is taken into account in planning decisions. The SHUCA and 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 supplementary planning guidance for the density of residential development in the built up area

St Helier Urban Character Appraisal (SHUCA)

Jersey Integrated Landscape and Seascape Character Assessment (ISLCA)

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

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 that has been issued for the density of homes in the built-up area will be held Tuesday 8 November from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Reserve a place on EventBrite

How to submit comments to the consultation

​You can comment by completing the online survey, email or post using the details below.

Submit your comments online

Email islandplan@gov.je

Post:  

Draft SPG, public consultation

Place and Spatial Planning

Cabinet Office

Government of Jersey

19-21 Broad Street

St Helier

JE2 3RR

Supplementary planning guidance privacy notice


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