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Certificates of Lawful Use

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A Certificate of Lawful Use (CLU) is a certificate as to the lawfulness of any existing use of land. Where a CLU is issued by the Development & Planning Authority, it serves to certify that, on the date of the application, the use/s described in the CLU in respect of the area of land specified therein was/were lawful within the meaning of section 22(3) and (4) of the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005. The lawfulness of any use, at the time of the application, for which a CLU is in force is therefore conclusively presumed.

An owner of land can apply to the Development & Planning Authority for it to issue a Certificate of Lawful Use (CLU) under the Land Planning and Development (Certificates of Lawful Use) Ordinance, 2019. An application form is available in the downloads section of this page, which should be submitted to the Authority along with the particulars specified in the form.

The Development & Planning Authority has published pdf icon guidance [716kb] which describes the process for obtaining a Certificate of Lawful Use (CLU) under the Land Planning and Development (Certificates of Lawful Use) Ordinance, 2019.

The Land Planning and Development (Certificates of Lawful Use) Ordinance, 2019 can be found here: http://www.guernseylegalresources.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=117963&p=0

The Ordinance and guidance took effect from 6 May 2019.

  • Register of Certificates of Lawful Use

    • The list below is a register of decisions on applications for Certificates of Lawful Use made by the Authority in accordance with the provisions of section 21 of the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 and section 9 of the Land Planning and Development (General Provisions) Ordinance, 2007, as amended by the Land Planning and Development (Certificates of Lawful Use) Ordinance, 2019.
       

 

 

 

 

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