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Building Bye-Laws (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) 2019

A formal published “Ministerial Decision” is required as a record of the decision of a Minister (or an Assistant Minister where they have delegated authority) as they exercise their responsibilities and powers.

Ministers are elected by the States Assembly and have legal responsibilities and powers as “corporation sole” under the States of Jersey Law 2005 by virtue of their office and in their areas of responsibility, including entering into agreements, and under any legislation conferring on them powers.

An accurate record of “Ministerial Decisions” is vital to effective governance, including:

  • demonstrating that good governance, and clear lines of accountability and authority, are in place around decisions-making – including the reasons and basis on which a decision is made, and the action required to implement a decision

  • providing a record of decisions and actions that will be available for examination by States Members, and Panels and Committees of the States Assembly; the public, organisations, and the media; and as a historical record and point of reference for the conduct of public affairs

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The Freedom of Information Law (Jersey) Law 2011 is used as a guide when determining what information is be published. While there is a presumption toward publication to support of transparency and accountability, detailed information may not be published if, for example, it would constitute a breach of data protection, or disclosure would prejudice commercial interest.

A decision made on 4 July 2019

Decision Reference:  MD-PE-2019-0056

Application Reference:

Decision Summary Title :

Building Bye-Laws (Amendment No 6) (Jersey) 2019

Date of Decision Summary:

27 June 2019

Decision Summary Author:

Director – Building Control

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?



Type of Report:

Oral or Written?


Person Giving

Oral Report:

Director – Building Control

Written Report

Title :


Date of Written Report:



Written Report Author:


Written Report :

Public or Exempt?


Subject: Building Bye-Laws (Amendment No 6) (Jersey) 2019.

Decision(s): The Minister made Bye-laws under Articles 30 and 124 of the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002.

Reason(s) for Decision:   To improve building safety standards in relation to the de-commission of gas appliances and the provision for the warning of release of carbon monoxide in buildings, and to improve building standards in relation to site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.  

Resource Implications: No resource implications for the Department.

Action required: Bye-laws to be published on





Deputy John Young





Minister for the Environment

Date Signed:



Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):



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