Island Plan 2022 to 2024
Bridging Island Plan
About the Bridging Island Plan
The Island Plan is of utmost strategic significance to Jersey: it sets out how key
community aspirations and needs are to be met and shapes how future development will
contribute positively to the sustainable wellbeing of the Island.
Further to the adoption of P.168/2020 in February 2021, the States Assembly agreed to the implementation of a bridging island plan that will exist between two longer-term plans (the current Island Plan 2011 to 2021; and a future Island Plan 2025 to 2034).
The new bridging Island Plan will set the means to facilitate the island’s positive future growth over a period of significant uncertainty and provide a new framework against which planning decisions will be made. The plan will be key to ensuring the delivery of sustainable development that will meet the needs of the community, balancing the future economic, environmental and social needs of the island.
Whilst the bridging Island Plan will be in force for a shorter period of time than the usual 10-year Island Plan, it will nevertheless be equally as comprehensive in scope and applied in the same way, to further the purpose of the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002.
Bridging Island Plan
The review process
Because of its significance, the process by which a draft Island Plan is consulted upon; independently examined; amended and debated, before being approved by the States, is set out in primary and secondary legislation.
Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002
Planning and Building (Island Plan) (Jersey) Order 2009
Covid-19 (Island Plan) (Jersey) Regulations 2021
The draft bridging Island Plan includes detailed draft polices, plans and proposals, which will be subject to extensive consultation before being considered by independent planning inspectors at an Examination in Public. During the initial 12-week consultation period, States Members can lodge amendments to the plan, which will also be considered by the
inspectors. This 12-week period commences upon lodging of the Bridging Island Plan proposition.
The inspectors will submit a report to the Minister for the Environment which, when published, will re-open the opportunity for
States Members to propose their final amendments to the plan, before the
Minister then lodges final proposed amendments ahead of a debate in the States to seek approval of the Plan.
The Island Plan Review timeline on gov.je
The 12-week consultation is now live. You can read the draft bridging Island Plan and the evidence that supports it and submit your views on gov.je
Further guidance for States Members is available is also available: Guidance for States Members in relation to the Bridging Island Plan
States Members’ amendments
As they are lodged, links will be provided to States Members’ Bridging Island Plan Amendments.