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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

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

Economy, housing, transport, community and open space (Island Plan 2011)


This section explores the Island's economy and looks at the following main sectors:

  • financial services and investments
  • industry and warehousing
  • retailing and other services
  • tourism
  • agriculture and fishing
  • transport and distribution
  • government administration

Economy: Island Plan 2011


The home is central to life, providing the fundamental human need of shelter, in addition to meeting human desires for:

  • comfort
  • security
  • privacy
  • independence
  • personal identity
Housing plays a fundamental role of the planning system and the Island Plan needs to provide an adequate supply of land to meet the housing requirements of the community over the plan period. 

Housing: Island Plan 2011

Social, community and open space 

This section of the Island Plan aims to:

  • protect
  • provide
  • enhance

community facilities and open space whilst continuing to meet the needs of the community.

Social, community and open space: Island Plan 2011  

Travel and transport

This section of the plan covers a wide range of issues relating to travel both within the Island, through our:

  • roads
  • footpaths
  • cycle networks
  • and also through air and sea travel

Travel and transport: Island Plan 2011 

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