OZOUF: Unblocking Planning Critical
Senator Philip Ozouf, a former Planning Minister was the guest speaker at the monthly Chamber of Commerce lunch on Wednesday (27th).
He was responding to questions from guests who were concerned about the time it takes to pass a planning application.
Some said companies had to close due to how slow the process was, as it meant there was not enough work for them.
Senator Ozouf was at the lunch to discuss the Treasury's tax and spending plans.
He said, whilst he 'wasn't a magician', that Jersey has managed its finances well but he admitted there are big challenges ahead including the Health Department, which he said was 'desperately in need of investment'.
He added that two thirds of tax-payers money was spent on Social Security, Health and Education, Sport and Culture.