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States to spend £13m building homes to rent

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MINISTERS have announced major States investment in a new programme to create more social rented homes.

Three sites have been identified where £13m of public money will be spent on providing 113 homes by 2015, while also boosting the hard-pressed construction industry.

Work will begin early next year . Eighty units will be built by Dandara at Langtry Gardens behind St Saviour's Parish Hall, 24 homes will be built by AC Mauger at Le Squez and nine lifetime homes will be built in Journeaux Street by Cameron's.

The project has been revealed at the same time Housing Minister Andrew Green has called for three other areas ideal for social rented housing to be revisited with a view to building there.

Deputy Green said the areas - Longueville nursery, a Samarès glass house site and land at La Mare - which were initially rejected as viable locations for social rented homes, should be re-examined by the Environment Minister.

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