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The States Strategic Housing Indicator 2023-2027

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Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure - P.2023/3

 The States are asked to decide:-   

Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter entitled 'The States Strategic Housing Indicator, 2023-2027' dated 05 January 2023, they are of the opinion:-

1. To agree the States Strategic Housing Indicator be set at creating 1,565 new units of accommodation between 2023 and 2027, with a plus or minus variance of 157 new units (10%) to give the flexibility to react to market changes, equating to an annual average of 313 additional units of accommodation; the total SSHI being made up of:

     a. a Private Market Housing Indicator set at creating 844 units of private market accommodation over the next 5 years, with a plus or minus variance of 84 new units, equating to an annual average of 169 additional units of accommodation; and

     b. an Affordable Housing Indicator set at creating 721 units of Affordable Housing over the next 5 years, comprising 473 in the Social Rental Housing tenure and 248 in the Partial Ownership Housing tenure, with a plus or minus variance of 72 new units, equating to an annual average of 144 units;

2. To agree that the indicators for property size within the Private Market Indicator be established based on a percentage split of bedroom requirements of 85% current profile, 10% maximum profile and 5% intermediate profile;

3. To agree that the property size indicators within the Social Rental Housing tenure be based on a percentage split of bedroom requirements of 90% minimum profile and 10% maximum profile;

4. To agree that the property size indicators within the Partial Ownership Housing tenure be established based on a percentage split of bedroom requirements of 70% intermediate profile and 30% maximum profile;

5. To agree that the housing needs model be run every year for monitoring purposes, unless required sooner, and that these findings be published;

6. To agree that, should the Island's modelled housing needs change to such an extent that they go beyond the tolerances set out in Proposition 1, they will be returned to the States of Deliberation for endorsement of a revised States Strategic Housing Indicator;

7. To agree that, unless a reason is identified for reporting sooner by either the States of Deliberation or the Committee for theEnvironment & Infrastructure, the next formal States Strategic Housing Indicator update to the States of Deliberation will be during 2027 to set an Indicator for the period 2028-2032;

8. To direct that all Committees of the States of Deliberation when laying policy letters before the Assembly, if relevant, should consult with the relevant housing or analysis teams to assess therein any consequential impact on the Island's housing need together with, where appropriate, proposing adaptation and mitigation actions;

9. To direct the Development & Planning Authority to take into account the indicators in Proposition 1 in the review of the housing land supply and to give consideration to how planning policies will be used to actively encourage housing developments to use land as efficiently as possible; and

10. To direct the Committee for Employment & Social Security, in its planning of the Affordable Housing Development Programme, to take account of the projected unit profile required for both the Social Rental and Partial Ownership tenures.

 

 

 

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P.2023/3 - The States Strategic Housing Indicator 2023-2027

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