Number of overrulings by Planning Committee since 2018 (FOI)
Number of overrulings by Planning Committee since 2018 (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 24 October 2023.
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How many planning officer recommendations to refuse a planning application have been overruled by the Planning Committee over the last five years?
The Land and Development team does not maintain records regarding the number of planning officer recommendations that are overruled by the Planning Committee. Therefore, Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
However, details of the planning officers’ recommendations and the Planning Committee decisions are available on www.gov.je and can be accessed using the following links. The planning decisions are also shown on the planning register. Therefore, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
Agendas and minutes from public planning meetings (gov.je)
Planning application search (gov.je)
Article 10 - Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information
(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –
(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and
(b) the authority does not hold the information, it must inform the applicant accordingly.
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.