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Economic overview suggests positive conditions
Thursday 19 January 2017

Most of Guernsey's economic indicators are continuing to show positive trends, latest data has revealed.

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The Committee for Employment and Social Security Public Hearing
Tuesday 17 January 2017

The Scrutiny Management Committee is holding its next public hearing with the Committee for Employment & Social Security on Wednesday 18th January 2017.

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States asked to approve extra funding for new waste facilities
Monday 16 January 2017

States Members are being asked to extend the Policy & Resources Committee's delegated authority to approve funding for new waste management facilities at Longue Hougue.

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Island Development Plan

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The Island Development Plan (IDP) sets out the land planning policies for the whole of Guernsey in a single document and was adopted by the States of Guernsey on the 2nd November 2016. The IDP replaces both the Urban Area Plan and the Rural Area Plan with immediate effect.

Planning policies seek to balance social, environmental and economic considerations to ensure that new development supports the public interest. These planning policies are grouped together to form a Development Plan.

The law places a duty on the Authority to produce a Development Plan for the island which allow the States to manage development across the island and set out the factors it will take into account when deciding planning applications.

A Development Plan sets out what can be built, where, and how buildings are used. It is used to plan strategically, looking at future needs to be addressed, what change is likely to happen and where, and what policies are needed to achieve this.

The Authority must consider the Island Development Plan policies when deciding applications for planning permission.

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