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GSD wants clarity on affordable housing

The GSD has questioned what has happened to the Bluewater development which was to provide 1,147 affordable homes, as per the GSLP/Liberal manifesto.

The Government recently confirmed that it was finalising the details for the design of Bob Peliza Mews on Waterport Road.

However, the GSD said that begs the question what is to happen to Hassan Centenary Terraces which as part of the Bluewater development was to provide 1,147 affordable homes of the 1,700 mentioned in the GSLP/Liberal manifesto including the 514 at Bob Peliza Mews.

GSD MP with shadow responsibility for Public Finance Roy Clinton said: “It is significant that at the time the Bluewater project was announced in June 2015 it was revealed that Camoren Holdings Limited would be both the financier and developer for Bob Peliza Mews and Hassan Centenary Terraces.”

“Given that the Bluewater eastside project appears mired in technical difficulties and has not been signed, it begs the question who is to finance and develop “magnificent” Bob Peliza Mews and why hasn’t the Government issued a statement in respect of “brilliant” Hassan Centenary Terraces which represents over two thirds of its manifesto affordable housing scheme?”

“Individuals who expressed interest in these much heralded schemes deserve some clarity,” Mr Clinton said.

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