First-time buyers in Jersey could be given a helping hand to get onto the property ladder.
Plans to build homes in St Peter are being explored by Constable John Refault and could make a huge difference to those who just cannot afford their own place.
Tracy Pallot and husband Kevin had become resigned to renting forever, unable to save for the huge deposits Jersey's housing market dictates.
Under this new scheme, the parish wants to ensure the properties remain affordable in perpetuity and to do that the Constable wants St Peter to hold 25% of the properties value in trust, with the remaining 75% belonging to the owner.
Rules will also be in place to make sure that if they do then sell it on, it'll have to be to other first time buyers.
It's not the first time the parish have been at the forefront of first-time buyer developments. Constable W P Le Marquand introduced a self-build model back in the early 1970s.
It meant first time buyers could afford to build their own homes without having to pay for the developers profit.
One of the first to do just that here is Constable Refault, and it's that experience that's made him want to make a change.
Should the scheme become a reality, a strict selection process would be in place.
The first step is for the Parish is to gauge demand to see if the project would be worthwhile, then there is the search for suitable sites.
Constable Refault hopes local landowners will be eager to be a part of the project.
The Constable stressed that anyone who wished to register their interest in buying a home should have a family, residential or working connection with St Peter.
Application forms to register an interest in the possible scheme are available from the Parish Hall in Rue des Fosses, open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.