Island Planning

Over the years, the practice has been involved in plan-making for the islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. The Plans have to reflect the need of these island populations to be more self-sufficient and ensure land and other resources are used more efficiently than in mainland locations. Also, the settlements and surrounding countryside often have unique characteristics that call for special measures for conservation and protection. The practice is, therefore, well-qualified to undertake the preparation of development proposals that recognise the unusual requirements of these offshore communities.


Bride Village Study
The Bride Village Study was commissioned by the Isle of Man Government to consider its potential for conservation and the possibility of limited residential development.

A visual assessment of the existing character of the village was undertaken which identified those features that should be protected as well as areas that offered scope for improvement. Any new development was restricted to parts of the settlement where infrastructure services were available and which were not visually intrusive.

Recommendations were made which ensured new dwellings maintained the established village street form and integrated the new with the old.

Douglas Promenade Study
Delancey, St Sampsons
Chateau Royal Grouville
Jersey Island Plan