Vacant States of Jersey properties (FOI)
Vacant States of Jersey properties (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 27 November 2018.
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Further to Deputy Alves's written question WQ.241/2018 (attached)
Can you please detail the addresses of the States' properties which have not been occupied or utilised for over a year and/or detail the breakdown in terms what type of properties they are (commercial, residential, etc.).
If the specific addresses cannot be given, please indicate which Parish each of the 22 buildings are located.
Could you also match up how many have been left vacant for which reason as set out in the Minister for Infrastructure's response (i.e. how many have been left vacant for reasons of awaiting demolition or redevelopment, how many have been vacated for refurbishment or maintenance and how many are void properties awaiting re-use or re-letting to a third party).
Please find detailed below the types of properties currently vacant and the parishes in which they are located.
|Location of vacant properties||No. in each parish|
|St Helier ||12|
|St Saviour ||7|
|St Martin ||1|
|Type of vacant property ||No. of each type|
|Formerly for storage||2|
|Retail purposes ||1|
|Health and Community Services Operational Properties||11|
Please be advised that the specific addresses of the 22 vacant properties have been withheld under Article 42(a) (Law Enforcement) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
The properties are currently vacant for the following reasons:
• Four properties are temporarily vacant awaiting new tenants.
• Two properties need fairly extensive refurbishment prior to any re-letting, one of which is currently being refurbished.
• 16 properties, over seven sites, are vacant pending future redevelopment of the sites.
Article 42 Law enforcement
Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice –
(a) the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, whether in Jersey or elsewhere;
This information is being withheld because it is considered that its disclosure into the public domain would likely create an opportunity for break-ins and/or vandalism.