25 March 2021
A study which explores employment land uses in Jersey has been published as part of the evidence base for the new bridging Island Plan.
Commissioned by the Government of Jersey, the study provides evidence to help inform new planning policies and suggests improvement to the way land is used to support employment in the retail and visitor economy sectors.
The study highlights trends that impact on employment land uses, including changes in the type of accommodation that visitors require, the continuing move to online shopping, a shift towards working from home and a demand for more open-plan working environments. It considers the different ways that key sectors of the Jersey economy might develop in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the post-Brexit period.
Minister for the Environment, Deputy John Young, said: "The Employment Study makes several recommendations which should help support our sustainable future economic growth. The evidence base draws on several sources of data and statistics so we can put together a strong bridging Island Plan.
"We are living in a time of uncertainty. We cannot be sure what the impact of Brexit and COVID will be, but this study helps inform the Island Plan by recommending ways we anticipate some future needs and protect our assets as we recover from the pandemic.
The bridging Island Plan is due to go out to consultation later this year and will be debated by the States Assembly next year.
The study can be found on gov.je