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Planning and Building (General Development) (Jersey) Order 2011 amendments (FOI)

Planning and Building (General Development) (Jersey) Order 2011 amendments (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 18 August 2021.
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An amendment was made to the Planning and Building (General Development) (Jersey) Order 2011 made 16/12/15 coming into force on 13 January 2016 (R&O160/2015) so that in Part 7 Schedule 1 sub-paragraph (e), the words “or commercial” shall be deleted. Can you please provide me with all the documentation relating to why this decision was made.


Ministerial Decisions (MD) were made in 2015 authorising that amendments could be made to the Planning and Building (General Development) (Jersey) Order 2011.

The word ‘commercial’ was removed from Part 7, Class A, (e) so that whereas the demolition of domestic glasshouses would remain a permitted development, the demolition of all commercial glasshouses would now require an application for planning consent. The reason for the change was due to the high risk of land contamination arising from the use of commercial glasshouses, meaning that remediation is needed before land could be put to another use.

The following items have been provided in relation to this change.



Excerpt from review of permitted development which relates to relating to glass houses

Consultation draft with comments re changes to order (page 5)

Planning and Building (General Development) (Jersey) Order 2011


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