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The Planning Panel was established in April 2009 under the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 as an independent statutory body to determine appeals against planning decisions made by the Development & Planning Authority. From October 2017, the Panel will also handle appeals against decision s made by the Development & Planning Authority under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016.

  • Planning Appeals during COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions

    • The Planning Panel are continuing accept planning appeals during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions which the Civil Contingencies Authority has introduced. Anybody wishing to appeal a decision of the Development & Planning Authority should, in the first instance consult the guidance notes and other information on this website.
    • The Planning Panel's Secretary is available to answer any questions and can be contacted by email - planningpanel@gov.gg or in writing: Secretary to the Planning Panel, Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1FH.
    • All appeal hearings, including site visits and hearings have been postponed as the restrictions around events, meetings and gatherings mean it is currently not possible to hold public hearings. The Panel will review all appeals to see whether a case may be determined on the papers and without the need for a public hearing or a site visit. It should be noted that in the majority of cases, a site visit is an essential part of the Tribunal's assessment of any planning appeal.  Where the Panel believes this route for determining an appeal would be possible, the appellant and the Development & Planning Authority will be invited to make any representations on whether or not they would be content for their appeal to be heard in this way.
    • The Panel is also looking at options for remote hearings to arrive at a solution that enables casework to continue in an open, fair and impartial way. The Panel is very mindful that any remote hearings, e.g. using video conferencing, must be fair for all parties, including any members of the public that may have an interest in the case and allow all parties to participate and so have confidence in the planning appeal process.
  • How to make a Planning Appeal

    • Full details of how to appeal a planning decision (e.g. a decision refusing an application for planning permission, the issue of a Compliance or Completion Notice or the decision to add a building to the List of Protected Buildings or to make a tree subject of a Tree Protection Order), together with details of the relevant legislation, can be found in the attached guidance notes.
    • Anybody considering appealing a planning decision of the Development & Planning Authority should read the guidance notes before submitting their appeal.
    • The appeal forms can also be downloaded from this site and contain details of the information which must be included with any appeal.
    • Please note that planning decision made on or before 1 November 2016 will be determined against the planning policies set out in the Urban Area Plan or Rural Area Plan and not the new Island Development Plan which was adopted by the States of Deliberation on 2 November 2016.  The Planning Tribunal can only consider an appeal against a refusal of planning permission on the basis of the materials, evidence and facts before the Development & Planning Authority at the time it reached its decision. 
  • Planning Appeal Decision Notices

  • Appeals under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016

    • Full details of how to appeal a decision under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016, can be found in the attached guidance notes.
    • Anybody considering appealing a decision of the Development & Planning Authority in respect of a complaint about a high hedge should read the guidance notes before submitting their appeal.
    • The appeal forms can also be downloaded from this site and contain details of the information which must be included with any appeal.

Downloads

Planning Panel - Guidance Notes for Appellants (April 2019) Guide to Appeals under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016 Appeal form for appeals under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016 Form 1 - Appeal against refusal of planning permission__Jan 2016 Form 1a - Appeal against refusal to modify or discharge a Planning Covenant_Jan 2016 Form 2 - Appeal against non-determination of planning application_Jan 2016 Form 3 - Appeal against the listing of a Protected Monument or Building_Jan 2016 Form 4 - Appeal against confirmation of Tree Protection Order_Jan 2016 Form 5 - Appeal against Building Regulations decision_Jan 2016 Form 6 - Appeal against Compliance Notice_Jan 2016 Form 7 - Appeal against completion notice_Jan 2016 Form 8 - Appeal against preservation notice_Jan 2016 2016 Planning Panel Annual Report 2015 Planning Panel Annual Report Planning Panel - Annual Report 2014 Planning Panel - 2013 Annual Report Planning Panel 2012 Annual Report Planning Panel - 2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report

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