Jersey

Jersey planning minister reduced powers proposed

The role of the planning and environment minister could change under a new code of conduct presented by the minister, Deputy Rob Duhamel.

Deputy Duhamel said he wanted to limit the number of times the planning minister had to become involved with applications in Jersey.

He said he wanted to be involved only with island-wide applications.

The minister would also get involved when guidance was needed and in exceptional cases.

Any application requiring a decision by the planning minister would be made at a public inquiry with a full debate.

The proposals will be debated in the States next year.

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