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Major planning applications (FOI)

Major planning applications (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 19 April 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Major planning applications May 2020 to December 2020.

For the purpose of this Freedom of Information request, I would like to use the validation date, although this already represents a three or four month delay from date of planning submission.

By month, please provide:


Number of major applications per month


Number of major applications pending from said month


I would also like the information to show number of officers working on major applications for each of the above months


A and B

The information you have requested in A and B is exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 because this information is already accessible to you through the on-line planning register on the Governments website. The register can be accessed using the following link:

Planning application search

Searches relating to specified periods, eg month, can be carried out within the planning register and all applications are marked major or minor. The register also allows you to view approved and pending cases.

C and D

We have provided details below regarding the number of staff working on major planning applications, prior to May 2020, between May and December 2020 and information relating to the current numbers of staff.

​Planning staffing re major applications ​

​Staff details

​No of staff

​Staff working on major applications prior to May 2020six full time two at 20% of time
​Staff working on major applications between May to December 2020 *​three full time one working at 20%
​Staff working on major applications with effect from April 2021 ​five full time one working at 5%

*During May 2020-December 2020 four planning staff were seconded to Environmental Health’s contract tracing team

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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