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Environment, Housing & InfraStructure Funding Plans Scrutinised

Oct 08, 2021

Over the next two months the Environment, Housing and Infrastructure (EHI) Scrutiny Panel will be reviewing capital projects and revenue programmes being proposed in the 2022-25 Government Plan.

The key areas of focus include:

  • Projects costing over £500,000, and where costs have decreased and/or increased significantly from last year.
  • Current project overspends, delays, deferrals and those which do not align with the Common Strategic Priorities.
  • Projects which are contentious in the public eye and of concern to stakeholders.
  • Whether resources allocated to projects are sufficient or excessive.
  • The impact of projects on Islanders, particularly children.
  • Whether the projects agreed in last year’s Government Plan have been delivered.

A full list of the projects and programmes being scrutinised will be made available on the States Assembly website.

To evaluate these projects, the Panel will hold public hearings with relevant Ministers and invite key stakeholders and members of the public to share their views via the States Assembly website. The first public hearing will be held with the Minister for Housing and Communities on 12 October, followed by one with the Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for the Environment on 26 October.

The review findings and recommendations will be presented alongside findings from other scrutiny panels focusing on their areas of responsibility. They will be published on the States Assembly website ahead of the States Assembly's debate on the Government Plan during the week of 14 December 2021.

Connétable Mike Jackson, Chair of The Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Panel, commented: “The Island’s future, especially the supply of affordable homes, will be influenced by the funding proposals contained in the Government Plan so we urge the public and stakeholder groups to come forward and share their views with us.”

Scrutiny Press Release.

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