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Building a case for new housing

HOUSING was for so long the forgotten issue. Thanks to the good work of the former Housing Department and Guernsey Housing Association, it had fallen down the list of political hot potatoes. That all changed in the final throws of the last States. There were increasing concerns about the stuttering market itself, seen clearly by falling document duty receipts leaving a dent in States finances, about the affordability problems for first-time buyers and what exactly was needed from the social housing sector.

Can’t States afford to spend more at Maraitaine?

I LIVE within walking distance of the new Maraitaine and I notice that the States have purchased a field with the intention of building on it. Quite apart from the obvious – they can build on green land, but we can’t – they aren’t taking notice of the letter they’ve sent out, via the Guernsey Press, of clearing noxious weeds in the immediate area of the car park and through down the edge of the field bordering the road, of massive amounts of weeds. They’ve spent many millions on the new Maraitaine and then won’t spend anything on keeping it tidy.

GHA plans to build 300 new homes

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UP TO 300 social and partial ownership homes will be built over the next five years, the Guernsey Housing Association has unveiled, at the same time as Guernsey’s housing industry rallies for bold new ideas to stimulate the struggling private market.

Former bakery to be homes


THE former Warry's Bakery is to make way for 20 partial ownership homes after a £2m. bid from the Guernsey Housing Association was accepted.

New housing rules will hurt weakened building industry

FURTHER to the Guernsey Housing Association article in the Guernsey Press (‘Landowners not taxpayers will help fund new homes’, 22 August) the Construction Industry Forum recently met and felt obliged to respond setting out the difficulties it sees with regard to GP11 and the Environment Department’s single-minded determination to drive through a policy purely aimed at affordable or social housing.

GHA moving quickly on seven sites

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SEVEN potential sites for new homes are under investigation by the Guernsey Housing Association, with hopes that planning applications could be submitted this autumn.

Developers say plan risks homes and jobs

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HOUSE building will grind to a halt, putting hundreds of jobs at risk, if the draft Island Development Plan is adopted, a host of leading developers, builders and architects have warned.

282 States houses have room spare

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ONE in six of Guernsey’s social housing properties is now under-occupied, new figures reveal, sparking fresh questions over the lack of new homes to ‘downsize’ into and the true extent of the housing crisis.