Guernsey

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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    Regulations
    January 2008

    These Regulations prescribe the procedure to be followed for an inquiry to be conducted by an inspector into the provisions of a new or replacement Development Plan, Subject Plan, Local Planning Brief or for amendments thereto prepared by the Environment Department pursuant to the Land Planning and Development (Guernsey) Law, 2005 and the Land Planning and Development (Plans) Ordinance, 2007. They also make provision for the appointment and functions of the Inquiry Administration who shall assist the inspector with the administration of the inquiry and define powers of the inspector.

    Regulations
    November 1961

    This Ordinance of prohibits the erection of glasshouses in Guernsey by any person, other than the States and prescribe thee maximum area allowed for the erection of glasshouses for purposes of the Glasshouse Control Law, 1936.

    Legislation
    April 1949

    This Ordinance provides for the protection of the coast of Guernsey. It prohibits the taking of material or breaking of rocks on the coastline without a permit of the States Board of Administration. The Board may attach to the grant of a permit under this section such conditions (including a condition that the permit shall only be operative during such period as shall be therein specified) as it may deem necessary or expedient.

    Regulations
    July 2012

    These Regulations prescribe forms for the purposes of the Compulsory Acquisition of Land (Guernsey) Law, 1949. The forms sets out in the Schedule are forms of: a Draft Compulsory Purchase Order; a Drafi Temporary Possession Order; a Draft Control of Use Order; a Draft Variation Order; a Notice to a qualifying person; other notices made under the Law.

    Legislation

    This Law provides for acquisition of private land by the States Treasury Department on behalf of public bodies for purposes of public interest. The law sets out procedures for such acquisition (by compulsory purchase order) and compensation to the former owner. The Act also provides for temporary possession of land by the States and control or use of and access to land (both also to be executed by orders).