24 November 2021
The Minister for Housing and Communities is formally earmarking the site of the former Les Quennevais School and land at St Saviour's Hospital as land identified for future housing.
Deputy Russell Labey will, also, by the end of the month deliver another of the commitments of his Creating Better Homes action plan by publishing a list of Government-owned land – including the large sites at the former school and St Saviour's Hospital – that Ministers propose to allocate for housing with associated community uses.
Deputy Labey said: "These two locations are key to delivering on the Government's commitment to increase housing starts, and will help supply good quality, mixed-property development, subject of course to planning permission within the framework of the Island Plan.
"Opportunities exist within both sites for community amenities. After securing the green light from the Council of Ministers, my first call was to the Constables of both St Saviour and St Brelade as local consultation will be pivotal to the design process."
The use of Government-owned land to help meet the need for affordable homes is also a policy objective of the Island Public Estates Strategy.
The Minister added: "While the old Les Quennevais School site won't be available until 2026, part of the St Saviour's Hospital site should be available by 2023. It's important that our housing pipeline stretches into the future so that we can tailor supply to meet demand, signal that supply is coming and are ready to build when sites become available.
"We will be working with colleagues in Health and Community Services to ensure that key workers living in accommodation at the St Saviour's Hospital site are relocated when the time comes."