Fire Service comments on planning applications (FOI)
Fire Service comments on planning applications (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 December 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please would you set out with exactitude
The statutory powers or duties by which members of the Fire Brigade (who are public servants paid by taxpayers) are enabled or entitled to comment on planning applications
The arrangements for approving any such comments at political and/or corporate level.
The policy guidance under which Brigade members offer any such comments.
When and by whom was such guidance prepared and approved.
What training is provided to Brigade members as to the planning system and their duties and responsibilities as taxpayer-funded public servants in that regard.
Please provide details including who leads it and how often it takes place and with what attendance
The Planning and Building section (‘Planning’) within Infrastructure, Housing and Environment is required, under Article 17 of the Planning and Building Law 2002 (as amended), to consult with other government (or parish) bodies, including the States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service, about their areas of interest for planning and building control applications.
Planning are not required to ‘approve’ the comments, however, they will take them into account in any decision.
The States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service does not have a policy on commenting on planning applications.
As per above.
The training provided to the States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service is outlined in the link below:
NFCC Competency Framework for Fire Safety Regulators (national fire chiefs.org.uk)
Qualifications are obtained through UK registered training providers adhering to the competency framework above.