Development & Planning Authority - P.2020/23
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter of the Development & Planning Authority entitled 'Five Year Review of the Island Development Plan' (dated 10th February, 2020), they are of the opinion:-
1. To note:
a. the Annual Monitoring Report 2018 of the Island Development Plan policies attached at Appendix 1 to the Policy Letter; and
b. that the Development & Planning Authority has an obligation under the statutory Island Development Plan 2016 ("IDP") to review Housing land supply and Employment land supply within five years of the adoption of the IDP by the States in November 2016 ("the Five Year Review") and additionally has committed to review Areas of Biodiversity Importance and, as such, these matters will be included in the Five Year Review.
2. To direct the Development & Planning Authority, in consultation with all relevant Committees and stakeholders, to extend the current scope of the Five Year Review of the IDP to include specific reviews of:
a. Development Frameworks thresholds and process;
b. development of greenfield land and prioritisation of brownfield land for residential purposes in Centres;
c. Important Open Land;
d. Agriculture Priority Areas; and,
e. visitor accommodation,
as further detailed in Appendix 3 to the Policy Letter.
3. To direct the Development & Planning Authority and the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure following the Five Year Review and in compliance with all relevant requirements of planning legislation, to -
a. take all necessary steps towards the holding of a Planning Inquiry to consult on and consider any proposed amendments to the IDP that the Development & Planning Authority considers are required as a result of the evidence gathered for the Five Year Review; and,
b. following the Planning Inquiry, for the Development & Planning Authority to lay proposals for amendments to the IDP before the States for adoption by November 2021.
The above propositions have 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.