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Our Hospital: Draft supplementary planning guidance

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A decision made on 6 February 2020

Decision Reference:  MD-PE-2020-0018

Application Reference: n/a

Decision Summary Title :

Draft supplementary planning guidance: Our Hospital

Date of Decision Summary:

27 January 2020

Decision Summary Author:

Head of Place and Spatial Planning

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?



Type of Report:

Oral or Written?


Person Giving

Oral Report:


Written Report

Title :

Draft supplementary planning guidance: Our Hospital

Date of Written Report:

27 January 2020

Written Report Author:

Head of Place and Spatial Planning

Written Report:

Public or Exempt?


Subject:  Draft supplementary planning guidance: Our Hospital

Decision(s): The Minister noted the draft supplementary planning guidance and authorised its publication as a draft for consultation.

Reason(s) for Decision:  

The Minister for the Environment has been requested to prepare planning guidance to provide those with an interest in the planning and design of a new hospital with guidance about a range of issues that need to be considered and addressed in relation to work undertaken to determine its location and future development.

Before any such guidance - which will be used to inform planning decisions taken in the public interest – is adopted, it is appropriate that its content is open to public scrutiny and consultation, and amended if there is sufficient justification to do so.

Resource implications: There are no adverse resource implications arising from this decision. The Minister for the Environment is empowered to prepare supplementary planning guidance under the auspices of Article 6 of the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002.

Action required: The draft supplementary planning guidance should be published, as a draft for consultation, and a report of the outcome of consultation be collated, analysed and brought back to the Minister for subsequent consideration.





Deputy John Young





Minister for the Environment

Date Signed:




Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):



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