Guernsey housing licence numbers fall by 8%

The number of active housing licences in Guernsey fell by nearly 8% in a year, according to figures from the Policy Council.

There were 4,858 live licences at the end of March 2012, 413 (7.8%) fewer licences than a year earlier.

At the same time the population, which is expected to rise to 70,000 by 2040, was slightly up on the year before at 63,085.

The majority of the growth was due to a natural increase of 127 people.

This was caused by more births than deaths during the 12 months.

It was also caused by 43 more people coming to live in the island, which is the balance of those who emigrated and immigrated in the period.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey

Weather

Guernsey Airport

13 °C 13 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.