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The Department has a very wide mandate which includes transport, energy and waste policy, conservation, enhancement and the development of the natural and physical environment of Guernsey.

The Environment has the following responsibilities:-

The protection, enhancement and sustainable development of the physical environment in accordance with the social and economic objectives of the States;

The conservation and enhancement of the natural and semi-natural environment;

Spatial/land use policy to enable the sustainable management of transport, energy resources, waste disposal and natural resources in accordance with the strategic policies of the States;

Transport policy to enable the safe and efficient movement of people and goods around the Island including traffic management, road safety and the regulation of public transport;

The protection and enhancement of the natural environment of States owned land including sites of nature conservation importance, cliff paths, beaches, headlands and other public areas and parks, gardens and plantations;

The promotion and coordination of environmental issues and initiatives;

The provision of an integrated land use planning system including the processing of all development applications of all kinds (planning, building control, protected buildings and scheduled sites);

This includes looking after:-

  • The provision of an integrated planning process for all development applications
  • Traffic and traffic management
  • Road safety
  • Public transport
  • Vehicle registration and licensing
  • Driving licences


  • Deputy Peter Sirett

Deputy Minister:-

  • Deputy Jenny Tasker

Other Members:-

  • Deputy Jack Honeybill
  • Deputy Janine Le Sauvage
  • Deputy Barry Paint

last updated: 18/06/2008 at 14:14
created: 28/12/2006

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