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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

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

Natural and mineral resources, waste management and appendices (Island Plan 2011)

​Natural resources and utilities

This section of the plan deals with the policies and proposals relating to the Island's requirement for and management of natural resources, such as:

  • water
  • air
  • energy

It excludes:

  • land  resources
  • marine resources
  • minerals

It also addresses the infrastructure requirements and management of risk associated with the use of these resources and the provision of other utility services, such as telecommunications.

Natural resources and utilities: Island Plan 2011

Mineral resources

This section of the plan is concerned with aggregates used in construction, including:

  • sand
  • gravel
  • stone (principally in the form of crushed rock)

These are the only minerals which are actively worked in the Island. All other mineral requirements, including energy minerals (eg coal, oil) are met by imports. It is vital that a ready and adequate supply of minerals is always available, be it from local extraction, or other sources.

Mineral resources: Island Plan 2011

Waste management

This section of the plan deals with policies and proposals relating to waste management in Jersey, which covers both the solid and liquid waste services.

The solid waste service broadly includes:

  • industrial construction and demolition materials
  • commercial and household refuse
  • incinerator ash and agricultural
  • clinical and hazardous waste

The liquid waste service includes:

  • commercial and household sewage:
    • collection
    • treatment
    • disposal  including the disposal of bio-solids (sludge) arising from the treatment processes
  • the collection and discharge of surface water in the sewerage systems
  • the management of particular designated watercourses in the Island

Waste management: Island Plan 2011

Implementation and monitoring

It is important to keep development control policies up-to-date and to monitor their effectiveness. This monitoring will be undertaken in 2 principal ways:

  • through the indicators which have been developed to provide a consistent basis for monitoring the performance of the key Island Plan policies against the spatial objectives
  • through the evaluation of decisions on planning applications, including planning appeals, and the extent to which the development control policies have been supported

Implementation and monitoring: Island Plan 2011​​

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