This is all done under the United Nations shroud of Sustainable Development which incorporates such phrases as "smart growth", "going green" and other such poppycock.
Check out "The Delphi Technique" to understand how planning departments everywhere are operating, then you may understand what is really going down with our planning department here in Jersey. The story below is a great example of Agenda 21 in action, you cannot work in Jersey unless you go through OUR government backed agency!!!
Another fine example of I.C.L.E.I. and Agenda 21 in Jersey is the Kanetech Ltd case, wherein the authorities will stop at nothing to drag small companies like Kanetech under the
BIG BROTHER UMBRELLA.
Government then use cases like Kanetech's to create new precedents in law (statutory) whereby they can pass legislation to control small business and eventually take over such business through licenses and permits reducing everyone to the status of slave.
Remember that when you "Submit" an "Application" for "Registration" you are giving up all of your inalienable rights in exchange for government sponsored benefits and privileges.
Since when has government ever benefited you?
Small business employers reach crisis point
reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world
has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both
governments and individuals and an unprecedented
redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift
will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences
of every human action be integrated into individual and
collective decision-making at every level."
United Nations - Agenda 21