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Jersey Architecture Commission

What is the commission and what does it do?

The Jersey Architecture Commission is an advisory group set up to provide independent, expert advice and guidance on major and sensitive developments in Jersey. The commission works with the Department of the Environment as well as with agents and developers to promote and support the highest possible standards of design in the built environment. 

What is the process for obtaining advice?

The Planning and Building division will identify schemes at an early stage in their development that may potentially benefit from the commission's advice. With the agreement of the applicant, the commission will review the scheme. Applicants will be invited to make a presentation to the commission. The commission will then issue a written report to the applicant and the Department of the Environment outlining the guidance given by the commission.

Guidance note for presentations to the commission

What types of scheme are likely to be identified?

The commission will be available to offer advice on a variety of schemes including schemes that:

  • are significant in terms of their scale
  • are particularly sensitive in terms of their location 
  • involve heritage and conservation

How much does the advice cost?

The advice is free.

What if I don't want to meet with the commission?

There is no obligation for any applicant to see the commission even if requested to do so by the Minister for the Environment.

Jersey Architecture Commission terms of reference

Jersey Architecture Commission list of members‚Äč

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