Grading of Jersey's historic buildings simplified

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The re-survey of historic buildings will be managed by Jersey Heritage Trust

The labelling of historic buildings in Jersey is to be simplified.

Until now, historically important buildings were either labelled "buildings of local interest" or "sites of special interest".

In future they will just be "listed buildings or places" with a system of grading to note the importance of the building.

Existing historic buildings and sites will be re-surveyed and each given a grade from one to four.

Planning and Environment Minister Freddie Cohen said the new system would identify the most important buildings and ensure they were properly protected.

Managed by the Jersey Heritage Trust, the survey is scheduled to take place over the next couple of years.

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