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Monday, 13 June 2016

Not in my back yard.

Le Squez housing plan cancelled after appeal

Some of the residents of Sarina Avenue, Le Squez

Planning permission for States housing (or council hoses to anyone not living in Jersey), has been cancelled after local residents appealed on the grounds that the development would block the light into their gardens,
There is a chronic housing shortage in Jersey in both the affordable homes and in the rented sectors. On an island only 9 miles by 5 miles, the average price of a 1 bedroom flat is £214k and a 3 bedroom house is £527k. (Figures from States facts. 2015).
In Jersey, as in mainland UK, many families both now and in the future will never be able to afford to purchase a home, and consequently will be reliant on the provision of States Housing.
Most people recognise the need for social housing. The question is where should it be developed?