The Department for the Environment oversees development and regulates environmental factors that can affect our health, including our sea, fresh water, air, land and buildings. 

The department is also leading on the priority area of regenerating our capital, St Helier, to ensure it is a vibrant, environmentally aware and attractive town. Jersey needs to maintain a capital that people want to use, visit, invest and live in. The department supports this aim by working closely with the parish of St Helier, Housing and the Department of Infrastructure.

Focus for 2017-2019

  1. Improving services and enhancing the transport system.
  2. Supporting the development of quality public space, office accommodation and housing.
  3. Preparing the island for a sustainable future in terms of climate change, water management and energy needs.

Savings & New Revenue

By 2016 the Environment Department will have made savings of £711,000. The department is now committed to making further recurring savings of £1.3 million from 2017 to 2019, including:

  • Redesign work on rural economy and countryside
  • Redesigning industry advice
  • Reviewing and re-prioritising environmental grant payments
  • Introduce online planning applications
  • Reviewing Permitted Development, including work to listed buildings and places
  • Exploring ways to combine similar services across the States
2017 - 2019