The States are asked to decide:-
Whether they are of the opinion to approve the draft Ordinance entitled "The Land Planning and Development (Use Classes) Ordinance, 2017", and to direct that the same shall have effect as an Ordinance of the States.
This proposition has been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.
This Ordinance repeals and replaces the Land Planning and Development (Use Classes) Ordinance, 2007. The main purpose of the Ordinance is to prescribe use classes for the purposes of the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 ("the Law"). These are listed in Schedule 1 to the Ordinance. The prescribing of use classes is important as the Law provides that any change in the use of land from a use specified in one use class to a use specified in a different use class is a material change of use (section 13(3)(c)); a material change of use is development requiring planning permission under the Law.