Tuesday, October 24, 2017
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Adaptable Housing proposed for First-Time Buyers in Andreas 15 February 2007

The Minister for Local Government and the Environment will be seeking approval to expend a sum not exceeding £225,300 for the construction of two semi-detached first-time buyer homes at this month’s Tynwald.

The Member with responsibility for housing, Mr Juan Watterson, MHK, stated

“I’m delighted in my new role to see this project being brought forward. The Department is currently involved with affordable housing schemes of over 200 units on one site, but whilst this project may be at the other end of the scale it will make a contribution towards meeting the Department’s objective to provide affordable homes throughout the Island and to an agreed standard which I’m sure the two households which eventually live in the properties will appreciate”.

The properties will be offered to qualifying purchasers from the Department’s First-Time Buyer Register on which there are currently over 700 names. Preference will be given to those expressing a wish to live in the North of the Island.

Phil Halliwell, Project Manager from the Department, explained that

“The design of these properties is a departure from other first-time buyer projects. The properties are two bedroom bungalows but have been designed to allow for possible future expansion into the roof space to enable additional bedrooms to be provided. Our Consultant Architects, Cornerstone, have come up with a design which is a true ‘starter home’.”

The Department has a programme to create over 400 new first-time buyer homes and a similar number of new and replacement public sector houses over the next three years. Further information can be gained on the Department’s website www.gov.im/dlge/housing/first.

Should Tynwald give approval to the expenditure work will commence on site in March with completion in the Autumn of this year.

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
UK Measles Outbreak: The Need for Action Now 23 April 2013
The UK Measles Outbreak continues in South Wales and other parts of the UK. [More]
Chief Minister's statement to the House of Keys on support for the Sefton Group 23 April 2013
Mr SpeakerIn the absence of the Economic Development Minister on Government business, I and the Treasury Minister gave a presentation on Friday to Members of Tynwald on the reasons for Council of Ministers’ decision to support the Sefton Group. [More]
Public Services Commission Consultation 22 April 2013
In line with Government’s Agenda for Change programme and in particular its policy to reduce bureaucracy, the Civil Service Commission has launched a public consultation on the proposal to establish a Public Services Commission (PSC). [More]
Government acts to protect local economy and jobs 19 April 2013
GOVERNMENT is backing the financial restructuring of a prominent Island business group to help protect the local economy, Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK announced today (Friday April 19, 2013). [More]
Isle of Man signs Double Taxation Agreement with Luxembourg 18 April 2013
As part of the Isle of Man Government’s ongoing programme of signing Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), the Isle of Man has signed a comprehensive DTA with Luxembourg. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World