Do you know you can do more to your home or business without planning permission, and we’ve brought in changes to make applying for planning more straightforward? When the Minister for Environment, Deputy Steve Luce came in, he asked the Planning Department to review the law on what you can do without planning permission, known … Read more Fly your flags (without asking)
This week the Department of Infrastructure and Liberty Bus launched a beta version of Track My Bus, an online service that provides (close to) real time locations for all the buses on the Island as well as information on all routes and easily accessible timetables. As beta suggests this is still a work in progress … Read more Track My Bus
A YouGov poll in December 2014 found that three percent of people gave up on their New Year resolutions the very day they made them. By February nearly a third of people will have ditched their good intentions. Whether you’re succeeding with your personal goals or not, January is often a time to review and … Read more What can eco active do for your business in 2016?
Can you put a cost on the contribution of the environment to our health and happiness? Yes, according to the authors of a study from the University of California. They say cities that invest in encouraging their citizens to be physically active show better economic productivity, higher property values and improved school performance. They also … Read more Health, happiness and our environment
This week people in Jersey will have the chance to see the designs of some of the most innovative buildings in Britain when the Jersey Architecture Biennale 2015 rolls into town. It’s a chance to see what’s positive and exciting about local design (and there’s plenty) and the contributions professional planners and architects make to … Read more Planning to reduce red tape? Yes, we really are
So what have I achieved in my first four months as Planning and Environment Minister? What have I done to help with business-friendly policies? What am I aiming for when it comes to helping trade? Firstly, can I say that things take time. That much I have found out. And in many cases there are laws … Read more The business of environment