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Goose Green car park (FOI)

Goose Green car park (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 20 February 2019.
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I am interested in knowing the terms of the agreement between the state's and the tenants of the marsh, who own the land which the goose green car park is situated;


Whether charging for parking by the state's is part of the agreement; and


Also whether motor traffic laws apply.



The contract regarding the acquisition of land by the Public of the Island from the tenants, upon which the Goose Green Car Park is now situated, was passed 11 June 1965.

Details relating to the contract are exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as the information is available for you to view at the Public Registry.

The Public Registry is available at Judicial Greffe, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St. Helier, JE1 1JG or at Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier, JE2 4JY. The Public Registry can be searched by anybody for free or public registry staff can perform searches for a fee. Details of office hours and any fees may be found on the site at the following link:

Public Registry services, fees and Stamp Duty 


We have reviewed the contractual covenants from when the land was acquired and there are no specific references to parking charges however there is nothing to prevent charges being levied.


Motor Traffic Laws are enforceable within this car park.

Article 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.

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