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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

About the Department of the Environment

​​The Department of the Environment is responsible for the Island's built and natural environment and is divided into two main sections: the Planning and Building section and the Environment section.

​Our responsibilities

​Our responsibilities include:​​​​​​

  • ensuring that land is developed in a way that enriches the quality of the natural and built environment
  • making sure buildings are designed and constructed to safe and environmentally sound standards
  • promoting awareness and understanding of environmental issues
  • environmental policy and regulation
  • management of the working countryside, including farming and horticultural industries, marine resources and fisheries
  • monitoring and enforcement of animal health and welfare
  • provision of meteorological services
  • management of countryside and marine environments
  • environmental protection and conservation
  • encouragement of sustainable development
  • maintenance of a high quality environment
  • encouraging the sustainable use of natural resources
  • advising about the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment
  • the enforcement of public health regulations
  • monitoring of health related environmental issues
  • prevention and control of infectious diseases


Deputy Stephen Luce

Deputy Stephen Luce ​profile

Assistant Minister

Connétable Stephen Pallett

Connétable Stephen Pallett profile

Assistant Minister

(For appeals made under Part 7 of the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002)

Deputy Anne Pryke

Deputy Anne Pryke profile

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Scate

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