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More social housing is needed in rural area, says minister

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MORE social housing needs to be built in the rural area, Housing minister Dave Jones has said.

MORE social housing needs to be built in the rural area, Housing minister Dave Jones has said.

His comments came after the official opening of the Guernsey Housing Association's first project in the rural area – Clos Barbier, off Rue Jehannet, St Martin's.

The new development for older islanders was only allowed under a condition of the planning law, which allows for existing estates to be rounded off.

But Deputy Jones said it was important there were more developments like it.

'These type of developments in the rural area are very rare and I don't think they should be,' he said.

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