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Protection of historic windows and doors (planning advice note)

Historic windows and doors are important because they are an integral part of the fabric of old buildings, they add to their special character in both the town and the countryside.

A change to the style or appearance of windows and doors can disrupt the overall appearance and harmony of a building. The impact of change can be dramatic and of detriment, not only to the individual historic building, but also to the character of a street or lane. This can cumulatively undermine the character, identity and distinctiveness of the Island.​​

This guidance is for:

  • property owners
    developers
    architects and agents
    amenity societies
    general public

The purpose of this supplementary planning guidance is to:

  • provide further information about the importance of historic windows and doors
  • elaborate and clarify how the provisions of Island Plan policy will be applied to proposals for change affecting historic windows and doors through the planning application process
  • and provide further advice about the information that should be provided to as part of a planning application for change affecting historic windows and doors.

Status of the guidance

  • This guidance supersedes Planning Policy Note 2: ‘Windows and doors in historic buildings: their repair and replacement’ (June 2008). It will be treated as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
  • "A history of timber windows and external doors in Jersey’ (1999)2, which was published by the former Planning and Environment Committee, remains valid and is a useful reference


Protection of historic windows and doors (planning advice note)


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