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Tougher rules around developing historic buildings
Senator Cohen wants tighter controls over developing historic buildings

Jersey Planning Minister, Senator Freddie Cohen, wants to see rules around developing historic buildings tightened up.

There are plans to relax the rules around development that could see few planning applications needed.

But Senator Cohen said that will not apply to historic buildings.

He said: "I will not be extending that change to historic buildings, in fact I would like to tighten up on the preservation of historic buildings."

Senator Cohen says old buildings must be treasured because they're the fabric of the past and part of what makes Jersey different.

But for other areas of development the number of works that will need an application is likely to reduce.

Senator Cohen said: "My view is, with the changes that are going to take place within the planning department, that we will be hugely increasing the number of applications that no longer need to be made.

"For extensions to houses you may no longer need to make an application at all."

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cars need to be reduced theres not enough space on the island for them and if theres going to be cars the state should start looking at getting electric cars in.

As for buildings of course all old buildings need to be protected if they listed.

Also i would surgess better public transport such as a tram system this would get poeple out of there cars.

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