Plan submitted for 153 new homes at South Hill in Jersey

Credit: Jersey Development Company

More than 150 new homes are a step closer to being built on the site of the former Planning Offices in South Hill, Jersey.

Detailed plans have been submitted for the first time today (12 November).

Developers want to build 153 houses, which they say will be eco-friendly.

15% of the properties will be affordable, a decision which has been heavily criticised by the leader of Reform Jersey, who thinks that figure is "grossly inadequate".

Buy-to-let investors have already been banned from purchasing property at the new development in St Helier.

Jersey's deputy chief minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, admits the island is facing a "housing emergency".

He is looking at updating legislation to prevent islanders from letting their homes out on Airbnb "continuously", so that more can be rented by people who live on the island.