The Planning Panel was established in April 2009 under the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 as an independent statutory body to determine appeals against planning decisions made by the Development & Planning Authority. From October 2017, the Panel will also handle appeals against decision s made by the Development & Planning Authority under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016.
The Planning Panel
- The Planning Panel was established in 2009 under the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 and considers appeals made under this Law and the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016.
- The Panel's Chairman is Mr David Harry and he also sits as an ordinary member on Planning Tribunal. Mr Stuart Fell is the Panel's Vice Chairman and he sits as a professional member and presides at Planning Tribunals.
- Mr Jonathan King and Mrs Linda Write are also professional members and preside at Planning Tribunals.
- The other ordinary members are Advocate Mark Dunster, Mr George Jennings, Mr Roy Burke, Mr Keith Bell and Mr Ray Le Poidevin.
- A Planning Tribunal is made up of one professional member, who also chairs any hearings, and two ordinary members.
- Mrs Toni Airley is the Panel's Secretary and acts as the first point of contact for anybody considering an appeal.
How to make a Planning Appeal
- Full details of how to appeal a planning decision (e.g. a decision refusing an application for planning permission, the issue of a Compliance or Completion Notice or the decision to add a building to the List of Protected Buildings or to make a tree subject of a Tree Protection Order), together with details of the relevant legislation, can be found in the attached guidance notes.
- Anybody considering appealing a planning decision of the Development & Planning Authority should read the guidance notes before submitting their appeal.
- The appeal forms can also be downloaded from this site and contain details of the information which must be included with any appeal.
- A Planning Tribunal can only consider an appeal against a refusal of planning permission on the basis of the materials, evidence and facts before the Development & Planning Authority at the time it reached its decision.
Planning Appeal Decision Notices
- The outcomes of the appeals can be found by following this link
Appeals in respect of Building Regulations
- Unlike other appeals which can be made under the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 ("the Law"), appeals linked to Building Regulations are determined by an independent Adjudicator who is appointed by the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure based on their qualifications and experience relating to building regulations.
- Although the Planning Panel's clerk provides the administrative support for the Adjudicator, the Planning Panel itself does not have any responsibility in respect of this category of appeals.
- The appeal provisions are set out in Part II of the Land Planning and Development (Appeals) Ordinance, 2007 ("the Appeals Ordinance). Section 10 provides a right of appeal in relation to the requirements of the Building (Guernsey) Regulations, 2012.
- The appeal period is relatively short for this class of appeals and is 28 days for the relevant decision date.
- More detailed guidance can be downloaded from this page.
Appeals under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016
- Full details of how to appeal a decision under the High Hedges (Guernsey) Law, 2016, can be found in the attached guidance notes.
- Anybody considering appealing a decision of the Development & Planning Authority in respect of a complaint about a high hedge should read the guidance notes before submitting their appeal.