Environment Department releases guidance on finding sites for industry
Wednesday 13 June 2012
As part of its continuing drive to encourage the use of available land for appropriate purposes, the Environment Department has released an Advice Note to help businesses looking for sites for industry and storage.
The note gives guidance on planning policy as it applies to sites for industry and use classes. It also gives general advice on finding locations for a range of sites and gives guidance to businesses on what kind of things they should consider when looking for a site.
Alongside the note, the Environment Department has released a questionnaire for businesses to ask them about their needs when looking for a suitable site. Respondents are asked to provide a range of information, including their type of business and space requirements.
The information gathered through the questionnaire will help the Environment Department develop new planning policies for sites for industry, which will be developed as part of the review of the Urban and Rural Area Plans.
Deputy Roger Domaille, Minister for the Environment Department said:
"The Environment Department wants to help individuals and companies to identify and use appropriate sites for their business operations. The Advice Note will help businesses to find those sites and guide them through the planning processes. The Department would welcome feed back and asks businesses to spend a little time filling in the survey which will help the Department to better meet the needs of industry."
The advice note can be downloaded from the website www.gov.gg/Planning&Building/Planning_Advice_and_Guidance/PlanningAdvice.
Businesses who would like to fill in the online questionnaire will find it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sites_for_Industry.
If you would like a copy of either document, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 717200. Any queries may be directed to Faith Rose, Director of Planning Policy.
Faith Rose, Director of Planning Policy