Jersey States sells £25m of public land since 2011

Old Jersey College for Girls building
Image caption The old Jersey College for Girls building was sold to the government-owned Jersey Development Company for £1.5m

More than £25m worth of States property has been sold since 2011, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed.

There are about 200 properties on the list, ranging in price from zero to £1.5m for the old Jersey College for Girls building.

The list includes small structures such as pumping stations, and £10 paid by Andium Homes for a temporary car park.

A spokesman said alternative public uses were always considered first before a property was sold.

He said: "In the first instance Jersey Property Holdings will establish whether there is an alternative operational use for the property and, if so, whether this meets certain criteria, including financial viability.

"If the property is deemed not to be required by the public for operational use, it may be disposed of by way of sale or lease. Each such property decision is considered on a case by case basis."

Highest value properties

Nearly 200 properties are listed as sold between 2011 and 2016 including car parks, private homes, flats and large developments.

Property Name Consideration Amount Paid Department
Former Jersey College for Girls £1.5m £1.5m Jersey Property Holdings
Linden Lea £970,000 £970,000 Jersey Property Holdings
Tevielka £900,000 £900,000 Jersey Property Holdings
Alzola, 2 Belle Vue Villas £660,000 £660,000 Health and Social Services
La Grand Maison 1 £634,500 £634,500 Housing
Hue Street Public Car Park £600,000 £600,000 Jersey Property Holdings
Hue Street Public Car Park £600,000 £600,000 Jersey Property Holdings

Source: States of Jersey

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