Tag "Housing"


‘States wrong with first-time buyer plan’

REJECTING financial help schemes for first-time house buyers in Guernsey is the wrong decision, a lender has warned, as he suggested such a scheme combined with developing affordable housing would be a better option.

Protection still needed for local-market housing

ON 19 June we were invited to attend a briefing by the Policy Council’s Population Steering Group (PSG) and were given an explanation of how the transition from the present housing and employment controls to the new permit-based legislation would operate.

Housing keen on social element of new-builds

Deputy Mike Hadley

IT IS not unreasonable for the States to benefit from large private housing developments in order to help those struggling to afford properties, the deputy Housing minister has said.

Forest Park awaiting hotel status

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FOREST Park Hotel can be put back onto the Housing Register as a designated ‘hotel’ following its reopening and rebranding nearly two years ago, if deputies agree to proposals from Housing.

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.

CI housing issues discussed


A DEPOSIT loan scheme to help first-time buyers was one of the ideas discussed by the Guernsey and Jersey housing departments at a special joint meeting.