Guernsey plan to free up more social housing

Guernsey's Bouet housing development Single occupant housing is being built to help move people from larger properties

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Guernsey's housing department says it is working to free up States houses occupied by a single person.

The department is addressing the issue by working with the Guernsey Housing Association.

The department says there has been a problem for some time with single people under-occupying large States houses which could be used by families.

The department says it is often because the single person once had a large family but their circumstances changed.

A spokesman says they have been purposely building smaller social housing units, at the Bouet and off Rue Jehannet in St Martins, to cater for individuals who under-occupy large homes.

The Housing Department says it needs the larger properties for families who are currently living in cramped accommodation.

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