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Island Development Plan, Local Planning Briefs & Subject Plans

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The Island Development Plan (IDP) was adopted by the States of Guernsey on the 2nd November 2016. In addition to the IDP, the Authority may bring forward from time to time as necessary other statutory plans known as Local Planning Briefs or Subject Plans. The IDP together with other statutory approved plans form the land use planning policy framework for the Island.

Planning policies seek to balance social, environmental and economic considerations to ensure that new development supports the public interest.

The law places a duty on the Authority to produce Development Plans, Local Planning Briefs and Subject Plans as appropriate to allow the States to manage development across the island and set out the factors it will take into account when deciding planning applications.

Development Plans, Local Planning Briefs and Subject Plans set out what can be built, where, and how buildings are used. They are 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 any approved Development Plans, Local Planning Briefs or Subject Plans when deciding applications for planning permission.

  • Preparing a draft Local Planning Brief for Longue Hougue South

    • In April 2020, the States directed the Development & Planning Authority (D&PA) to produce a Local Planning Brief for the area immediately south of the current Longue Hougue site, for a potential future inert waste facility. It would be used to dispose of materials from local construction and demolition projects, such as rubble, stone and earth, which is classed as 'inert waste'.
    • Currently, residual inert waste is disposed of at the Longue Hougue Reclamation Site. This site is expected to be full by around 2023. While there is scope to reduce the amount of residual waste produced - through better prevention, reuse and recycling - the States have recognised there will be an ongoing requirement for a replacement recovery or disposal facility. In searching for a new inert waste site, the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure and States Trading Supervisory Board, the States' Committees with the mandate for waste, looked at 50 potential solutions, and identified further development at Longue Hougue as the best option.
    • A specialist firm, LUC has been commissioned by the D&PA to draw up the draft Local Planning Brief for Longue Hougue South. This process will consider studies that have been undertaken to date, including the extensive site selection process and an environmental impact assessment, and will also seek views from Islanders, local environmental groups, and affected parishes, as well as relevant States' Committees from an early stage.The resulting draft Local Planning Brief  and proposals map will be subject to a full independent planning inquiry before being brought before the States for consideration.
    • Please click here for further detailed information about the project , what is happening now and how you can have your say . These pages will be updated regularly in relation to the content and format of each consultation period (i.e. what is being consulted on and how comments should be submitted).  
  • The Island Development Plan (2016)

    • Online
    • The Island Development Plan (2016) Written Statement and Proposals Map are now available online:
    • pdf icon Island Development Plan (2016) [20Mb] and Proposals Map
    • Interactive version
    • Please also find a copy of the pdf icon Interactive Island Development Plan (2016) [16Mb]  which includes a range of interactive features to help you navigate around the document.
    • The associated Environmental Statement and its Non Technical Summary are also available to download:
    • pdf icon Environmental Statement 2016 [8Mb]
    • pdf icon Non Technical Summary of EIA for Island Development Plan 2016 [329kb]
    • Where can I purchase and view copies of the Island Development Plan and associated documents?
    • The Island Development Plan and associated documents can be viewed at the Planning Service reception and the Greffe during normal opening times.
    • The Island Development Plan and associated documents are also available for purchase at the Planning Service reception at Sir Charles Frossard House during normal opening times.
    • You can purchase a copy in the following ways:
    • Full Plan Pack - £35.00 per copy
    • Written Statement
    • 1 x Island Development Plan Proposals Map
    • 2 x Main Centres Inset Maps
    • 7 x Local Centres Inset Maps
    • 1 x ES Non-Technical Summary
    • Maps Pack - £7.00 per copy
    • 1 x Island Development Plan Proposals Map
    • 2 x Main Centres Inset Maps
    • 7 x Local Centres Inset Maps
    • Environmental Statement - £35.00 per copy
    • 1 x Environmental Statement
    • 1 x  Non- Technical Summary

 

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