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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

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

Planning and building law and orders

​​Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002

The principal law is the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002, which came into force on the 1 July 2006. Since its approval several Orders have been made under the law. The law, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the Orders listed.

Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002 on Jersey Law

Amendment number 8

Amendment number 8 has now been incorporated into the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002 as of 12 August 2022, the amendment has 24 changes to the law.

One of the most significant changes is the expansion of the definition of development to include works to trees.

The summary of amendment number 8 provides a breakdown of the major and minor changes.

Summary of amendment number 8

Chief Officer decision making protocol

The Planning and Building (Amendment No.6) (Jersey) Law 2014 came into force on 10 March 2015. The Amendment introduced the right of appeal against decisions and actions taken under the Law with the Minister for Planning and Environment making the decision on the appeal. It is not appropriate for the Minister to be involved in the first tier of decision making and the Law now identifies the Chief Officer as a first tier decision maker.

It would be impractical for the Chief Officer to personally make all the decisions that are identified in the Law and this protocol ensures that decisions are made at the appropriate level to ensure the efficient administration of the Chief Officer’s duties and responsibilities.

This protocol covers decisions and actions in the Law and in enactments made under the Law

Chief Officer decision making protocol

Orders made under the law

For a full account of the current Orders made under the Jersey Planning and Building Law, link directly to the Jersey Legal Information Board website:

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