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Consultation on proposed new conservation areas in Jersey

DepartmentStrategic Policy, Planning and Performance
Start date11/03/2022
End date08/04/2022
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments08/04/2022

About the consultation

Area-based heritage protection is an international standard for protecting special places and an established feature of the legal framework in other places including:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Guernsey

Conservation areas are places of special architectural or historic interest where they are deserving of careful management to protect and improve their character. 

It has been a longstanding objective of the States to introduce conservation areas in Jersey. There is now an opportunity to allow this to happen by making changes to the Island’s planning law to allow their future designation.

To ensure this is done in an open, transparent way we also need to: 

  • adopt criteria that will be used to decide which parts of the island might have the special qualities to become conservation areas
  • develop a process for their designation, setting out how people might be engaged with and consulted on potential changes in their parts of the island
  • set out any additional planning controls for conservation areas to protect their special character 

The consultation framework has been written setting out how these issues could be addressed. This gives more information about the proposals to bring conservation areas into Jersey and suggests how they may operate.

Framework for conservation areas: consultation

The Minister for the Environment would like to hear what people think about conservation areas and the proposals in the framework to help shape our future proposals.

Your views are welcomed and will be carefully considered in bringing forward the detailed proposals to allow conservation areas to be designated in Jersey.

Conservation areas in Jersey consultation

How to submit comments to the consultation

By completing the online survey

By email to Historic Environment Team

By post to:

Historic Environment Team
19-21 Broad Street
St Helier
JE1 1AF 

Do not include personal information in your comments. For example, yours or others name, address, phone numbers.

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