Beau Sejour car park, the Odean car park and Sir Charles Frossard House have all been shortlisted as potential sites for housing, after the States Property Unit undertook an assessment exercise.
During a debate on the Government Work Plan in 2022 an amendment proposed by Deputy Neil Inder – and seconded by Deputy Peter Febrache – sought to develop a “comprehensive overview” of States owned land available for housing development.
The amendment was carried and the Committee for Employment and Social Security has since published a review of land acquired for the Affordable Housing Development Programme.
It outlined a prioritised list of States, GHA (Guernsey Housing Association) and privately owned sites that could be used for future housing. It has been estimated that 415 units of accommodation could be developed via this list:
Additionally, P&R has now published a further list of States’ owned land that could feasibly be made available for housing development.
It has stressed that no sites in the list have had funding allocated, and there are no proposals to develop them at the moment.
You can see the full list below:
The ‘Discharging the “Housing Action Plan” resolution’ publication included an explanation for how the assessment exercise was undertaken:
“In order to create a comprehensive list of States’ owned land, the States Property Unit provided a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) map layer containing entries for all States owned sites. Those considered for housing development by the former Housing Action Group and the Committee for Employment & Social Security which are not States owned were added.
“GIS tools were used to separate land parcels into groups based on where they are located in relation to the IDP spatial policies (see Appendix).
“A number of sites were filtered out as housing development would not meet the relevant IDP policy requirements.”
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