Independent Appeals of the Planning department (2) (FOI)
Independent Appeals of the Planning department (2) (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 April 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How long has [name redacted] been employed by The States of Jersey as an independent planning officer?
How many appeals has he presided over and how many appeals have been overturned?
This request refers to a named individual who is an independent planning inspector in Jersey.
The information requested by both questions is absolutely exempt by virtue of Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as it is accessible to the applicant by other means.
Article 23(2) requires that we make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where they may obtain the information requested and this is described below.
All Ministerial Decisions are published on www.gov.je. Using the search box on that page it is possible to search for the name of any planning inspector and retrieve all decisions for which they provided a report to the Minister going back to the beginning of the current planning appeals system using independent planning inspectors in 2015.
Ministerial Decisions (gov.je)
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.