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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

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

Development permits within the green zone (FOI)

Development permits within the green zone (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 02 November 2016.


How many development permits have been granted in the past 5 years and 10 years for:

 a) new single dwellings

 b) 2 new dwellings

In the Green Zone as determined under the Island Plan


The information requested is held by the authority and is already in the public domain on the States of Jersey website on the planning register:

Planning and building

In order to retrieve the specific information requested, the department would need to conduct a manual trawl of this data in the same way as the requester and in doing so would be creating new data, which is not a requirement of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law when responding to requests.

In addition, creating the format and locating, retrieving and extracting the publicly available data requested would take the authority in excess of 12.5 working hours and therefore falls outside the cost time limit prescribed by the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law.

Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 exemption applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1)     Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2)     A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 An authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500.

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