Public land sold to developers (FOI)
Public land sold to developers (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 01 November 2017.
Could you please provide a list of all publicly owned land that has been sold off by the government to private developers including the following information:
Details of whether purchasers of Public land are “private developers” is not held, as it is not deemed to be relevant information.
We refer you to a previous Freedom of Information request, which was for details of “properties sold by the States of Jersey since 2011”, which can be found at the following link:
A list of the properties sold by the States of Jersey since 2011 (FOI)
The report, that forms part of the response, only shows the names of acquiring companies, and does not record whether each particular company is a private developer. Details of individuals involved in the property acquisitions are withheld, as absolutely exempt information under Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
Copies of all sale contracts of Public properties can be found in the Public Registry. The “Public Registry Index and Document Enrolment” (PRIDE) online system can be accessed either at the Judicial Greffe Public Registry, in the basement of the States Building, or at the Jersey Archive.
For contact details for the Judicial Greffe please see:
Public Registry records
Article 25 Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the “Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005”.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the “Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005”; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.