Why we list heritage assets
All the buildings and places in Jersey that are a special part of the Island’s heritage are being listed. Listing provides legal recognition of a building or place’s significance to Jersey’s heritage. The process for listing a building or place is set out in law:
- it is open and transparent
- allows us to consult owners and to notify occupiers
Engaging with owners
Before a building or place is:
- maintained on
- added to
- removed from the list
we will notify owners of our intent to do so. We will make every effort to do this directly where we can, or we will serve notice on site. Where Ministers or other legal entities have an interest in sites, we will serve notice on them too.
People consulted have 28 days to make written comments about the special interest of a building or place: they can tell us if they do not think that the site has any heritage value or if they think some or all of the details about it are wrong.
We will consider any comments about the heritage value of people’s property very carefully. In some cases, they might be able to deal with them by making changes to the assessment of the site’s special interest. We will write to owners with any proposed changes or with a request for more information, and possibly another site visit.
Where we cannot resolve a representation by agreement it will be reviewed, together with the advice of Jersey Heritage, by the Chief Officer of the Department of the Environment. This will be done on the basis of written submissions, which will be shared with owners.
Notice of determination
Owners and occupiers will be notified once a decision has been made by the Department of the Environment about the special interest of a building or place. These decisions will be based on consideration of the advice of Jersey Heritage and any valid representations received.
How to appeal
If owners or occupiers are unhappy about a listing decision they can appeal to the Judicial Greffier for the decision to be reviewed by an inspector. Notice of an appeal must be received by the Greffier no later that the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the decision.