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Past Development Plans & Development Briefs, current Business Plan and Monitoring

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This page contains information regarding the previous Development Plans for the Island, UAP (2002) and RAP (2005), recently superseded by the Island Development Plan (2016). The page also contains information on monitoring undertaken on housing, employment and retail sectors. The monitoring section will be revised and updated in due course to be in accordance with the new requirements under the Island Development Plan 2016. Our current Business Plan is also available here, it sets out the duties and powers and policy priorities of the Development and Planning Authority and also describes the operational objectives and priorities of the Planning Service. There is also a link to our Customer Complaint Procedure from this page.

 

Please see www.gov.gg/planningpolicy for information on the new Island Development Plan. The remaining contents of this page will be updated shortly.

 

  • Previous Development Plans - Urban and Rural Area Plans

    • The previous Development Plans for the Island are the Urban and Rural Area Plans. These Plans have been replaced by the Island Development Plan on 2nd November 2016. The following section gives details for both of these previous Plans.
    • Urban Area Plan
    • The Urban Area Plan (Review No. 1) was approved in July 2002 and  sets out the planning policy for the areas of the Island which are considered to be primarily urban in character.
    • The plan has four main uses:
    • Making decisions on planning applications;
    • Encouraging suitable development on appropriate sites;
    • Protecting the environment; and
    • Helping to guide public and private investment.
    • Since adoption, it has been necessary to re-assess certain parts of the Plan in light of changing circumstances and corporate requirements. A full copy of each set of alterations has been lodged at the Greffe and are available from the Planning Service upon request.
    • A booklet has been produced bringing together the addenda for the plan with the relevant policies and explanatory text from the Plan as amended by the alterations and additions procedure. The extracts are shown in sequential order to match the Written Statement.
    • To fully represent each of the changes to the Plan, amended and additional text has been integrated where necessary with retained original wording from the sub-section concerned.
    • Unchanged text in some cases is shown for other policies which occur either on the same page or chapter as the subject amendment.
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    • Rural Area Plan
    • The Rural Area Plan (RAP) sets out the planning policy for the areas of the Island which are considered to be primarily rural in character.
    • The RAP covers approximately 21 square miles (55 sq.km) and does not include the Island's principal settlements of St Peter Port and The Bridge. These two areas are covered by a separate plan - the Urban Area Plan.
    • The Rural Area Plan (Review No.1) was approved in December 2005.
    • The RAP has four main uses:
    • 1) Promoting the conservation and enhancement of the rural environment;
    • 2) Supporting the Urban Area Plan by steering the majority of new developments to sites within the urban area;
    • 3) Guiding decisions on planning applications; and
    • 4) Guiding essential development to appropriate sites.
    • Since adoption, it has been necessary to re-assess certain parts of the Plan in light of changing circumstances and corporate requirements. A full copy of each set of alterations has been lodged at the Greffe and are available from the Planning Service upon request.
    • A booklet has been produced bringing together the addenda for the plan with the relevant policies and explanatory text from the Plan as amended by the alterations and additions procedure. The extracts are shown in sequential order to match the Written Statement.
    • To fully represent each of the changes to the Plan, amended and additional text has been integrated where necessary with retained original wording from the sub-section concerned.
    • Unchanged text in some cases is shown for other policies which occur either on the same page or chapter as the subject amendment. Extracts of the Rural Area Plan Proposals Map illustrating the amendments as appropriate has been published as an addendum to Rural Area Plan Proposals Map.
    • pdf icon Rural Area Plan Inspector's Report [2Mb]
    • pdf icon Rural Area Plan (Review No.1) Written Statement [2Mb]
    • pdf icon Rural Area Plan Supplementary Booklet [1004kb]
    • pdf icon RAP Proposals Map [429kb]
    • Rural Area Plan Map
  • States Strategic Plans

    • These are Plans and reports prepared by other States Committees that have interlinking relationships with the Urban and Rural Area Plans.
    • States Strategic Plan
    • The (SSP) is the overarching plan and acts as a tool to enable the States to decide what they want to achieve over the medium to long term and how they will allocate limited public resources to fulfil those objectives.
    • Strategic Land Use Plan
    • The  (SLUP) is one of the four Island Resource Plans within the States Strategic Plan and is a statutory document prepared by the Strategic Land Planning Group of the former Policy Council.
    • It sets the high-level agenda for land use within the Island and specifically guides the review of the Urban and Rural Area Plans. Changes made at strategic level are worked up in detail within the Development Plans which will then influence how individual planning applications are determined.
    • The revised Strategic Land Use Plan was adopted in November 2011, please click pdf icon Strategic Land Use Plan [1Mb] to view.
    • The content of the Strategic Land Use Plan (SLUP) was informed and influenced by the Guernsey Tomorrow public involvement initiative, which commenced in 2008. This initiative was organised to give people a say about the sort of place they would like Guernsey to be. Over one thousand people took part in one way or another. The Guernsey Tomorrow Summary Report, July 2010, remains an important document to aid understanding of this process and can be found here: pdf icon Guernsey Tomorrow Summary Report_July 2010 [4Mb]

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