Information and public services for the Island of Guernsey

Today

News

New law to ensure duty payable on all real property transfers
Wednesday 18 October 2017

Royal Sanction has been granted in respect of the Document Duty (Guernsey) Law, 2017 and the Document Duty (Anti-Avoidance) (Guernsey) Law, 2017.

Read more
From Star Wars to ghost tours
Monday 16 October 2017

There is a supernatural theme to October half term at Guernsey Museums this year.

Read more
Asian hornet nest found near the Longfrie Inn
Friday 13 October 2017

An Asian hornet nest has been found today near the Longfrie Inn in St Peter's.

Read more All News
Coming soon – a map of events, hazards and other useful information
weather iconRather cloudy with occasional rain until late morning, then sunny periods developing. Becoming cloudy with outbreaks of rain by mid afternoon, heavy at times, clearing to fair periods and isolated showers overnight.
High17°CLow12°C
5 day forecastTide timetables
weather iconRather cloudy with occasional rain until late morning, then sunny periods developing. Becoming cloudy with outbreaks of rain by mid afternoon, heavy at times, clearing to fair periods and isolated showers overnight.
High17°CLow12°C
5 day forecastTide timetables


Arrival


VesselFromTimeArrived
C Liberation Poole 14:30 13:00E 


Departure


VesselToTimeDeparted
C Rapide Jsy/St Malo 14:00  
All arrivals and departures Shipping forecast


Arrival


AirlineTimeDateFromFlightStatus
Aurigny11:102017-10-19GatwickGR603Approx 1140


Departure


AirlineTimeDateToFlightStatus
Flybe12:402017-10-19JerseyBE6418Check In Open ,Go To Departure Lounge
All arrivals and departures
Sign In

Lay members needed for Planning Panel

Share this page

Thursday 13 April 2017

Taking on the role of lay member for the Planning Panel is an excellent way of doing something positive for Guernsey, its chairman has said as it begins advertising for new members.

Lay tribunal members provide valuable knowledge and experience to help ensure decisions are fair, balanced and well informed.  A lay member's role includes doing preparatory work in advance of hearings by reading the papers provided, asking questions of the parties and any expert witnesses during the hearing, and taking an active part in the deliberations and decision-making.

David Harry, Chairman of the Planning Panel, said:

'I have been a member of the Planning Panel since April 2009.  I was initially appointed as a "reserve member" which meant I didn't sit to hear planning appeals, but attended training and so was able to get a good understanding of the role.

'I was appointed as a full member in 2012 and since then I have sat of a large number of planning appeals.  Each one is different and requires careful consideration of all the facts of the case and how the planning law and policies apply.

'My professional career has been as a lawyer specialising in property matters and so I was understandably drawn to this role.  It is also an excellent way of doing something positive for Guernsey.'

The Land Planning Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 established the Planning Panel and Tribunal.  The Tribunal was established to consider appeals from property owners against planning decisions made by the Development & Planning Authority (including the refusal of planning permission, the issuing of a Compliance or Completion Notice, the addition of a building or monument to the List of Protected Buildings and Monuments and the protection of a tree under a Tree Protection Order).

A planning appeal is considered by a tribunal of three people, and is chaired by a professional member who is an experienced planner.

No previous experience is required and Guernsey-based training will be provided.

Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Elizabeth Dene, Secretary to the Planning Panel, on 717284 or via email: planningpanel@gov.gg.

The Deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 28th April 2017.

Share this page

Add To Home

To add this page to the homescreen of your phone, go to the menu button and "Add to homescreen".


The menu button may look like
Three Dots or Box with an Arrow *some browsers' menu buttons may vary.