17 March 2017
The Minister for Housing, Deputy Anne Pryke, has welcomed the approval of a planning application for 31 new affordable homes in the centre of St Helier.
The new homes will be built by CTJ Housing Trust, which received approval to demolish 1-2 Minden Place and build a five-storey retail and residential development. This will include 26 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom social rented apartments, and three retail units at ground level.
The apartments will be for eligible households registered on the Affordable Housing Gateway, the point of access for social housing in Jersey. The development will also include a number of public realm improvements comprising wider pavements and the planting of trees.
The Trust’s Chairman, Diarmuid Lynes, said “We are delighted to have received permission for the development at Minden Place. This is an important development for the Trust, which will see it grow further and be able to provide some of the accommodation to disadvantaged groups in the island, most likely in partnership with a local charity.”
Deputy Pryke said “I am extremely pleased that CTJ’s application has been approved. This is a well-designed proposal which will provide much-needed affordable rented accommodation, including for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. This reflects the Trust’s objective of helping marginalised groups.
“The development will also help us to provide 1,000 new affordable homes by the end of the decade, and will support the continued regeneration of this part of St Helier, which was identified in the North of Town Masterplan.”
Building work on the development will start soon and is expected to be completed by 2019.