Tag "housing department"

IDP fallout from house target move

IT was a tough ride for the Housing Department in the States this week. Politics aside, the decision of the Assembly to order it to carry out a new, improved housing needs survey has consequences elsewhere.

The target is pointless if it can’t be hit

AS ‘finger in the air’ planning goes, the Strategic Housing Target takes some beating. Four years ago, a large and detailed study was conducted by UK research experts based on interviews with 1,500 households. It determined that Guernsey had a ‘requirement’ for 451 new dwellings to be created each year.

Thank God for Private Eye

I FIND it so sad that outside influence had to be used to get rid of our chief minister from office. I refer of course to the UK magazine Private Eye. All the information is coming out and informing the local population, who are beginning to understand the seriousness of the implications to the island and pointing to how our political system operates.