Work has started on the next Island Plan which will decide what and where to build in Jersey over the next ten years.
The plan sets the parameters for any new development and is designed to protect the natural environment.
The current Island Plan stops building on green land, which has prevented an affordable housing development in St Peter. There are also strict rules around historic buildings, which was a main factor when planners decided to go against approving the new hospital on Gloucester Street.
A review has started which will consider how to update policies for new developments, while looking at issues affecting the island such as the need for new homes, climate change and the impact of the ageing population.
Research is being carried out to make sure the policies are fit for purpose and a consultation will allow islanders to have their say.
More information can be found here.