Guernsey needs 451 new homes a year
Tuesday 11th December 2012, 10:00AM GMT.
AROUND 450 new homes a year are needed to meet Guernsey’s growing accommodation demands, according to a housing needs survey.
That is a 50% increase on the States’ target of 300 new properties per annum, which the island has consistently failed to reach.
The survey, which is released today, shows that 451 new homes are needed each year for the next five.
Housing minister Dave Jones said the demand for additional units continued to grow thanks to an under-supply of new properties, exacerbated by a greater number of islanders choosing to stay in Guernsey.
‘The target is to build 300 new homes per year, but that’s not happened so the survey says that number should be increased,’ he said.