Islanders’ views are being sought on the redevelopment of redundant and derelict glasshouses possibly for housing.
Although the current Island Plan discourages this action outside built-up areas, there may be exceptional circumstances where the clearance and limited development of such sites could be supported.
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf, has published draft supplementary planning guidance principally aimed at the owners of glasshouse sites and nearby residents as well as stakeholders in the agricultural and development industries.
He said: ‘The presence of derelict glass can be a scar on the countryside, and I want to explore, within the framework of existing Island Plan policies, whether there are some sites that are capable of new uses, where this is limited in scale but sufficient to clear the glass. In some circumstances, for the right sites, this may also enable the provision of a limited amount of residential development.’
Before considering the adoption of the guidance, the Minister is keen to hear Islanders’ views. For more information visit ‘Derelict and redundant glasshouse guidance’ on www.gov.je. The consultation runs until 23 February 2024.