Guernsey population control proposals: managing the size and make-up of the island's population

On 26, 27 and 28 June 2013, the States of Guernsey debated the Billet D’Etat No XI 2013 dated 10 May 2013, having regard to the report prepared by the policy council dated 29 April 2013. There has been significant public consultation and much debate about the future of the Guernsey’s population control and the States have reinforced that the future of Guernsey lies not in ‘housing’ control but ‘population’ control and that such control needs to be flexible, transparent and responsive to the Island’s needs.

A brief summary of the highlights of the Resolutions agreed by the States of Guernsey on 28 June 2013 is as follows: long-term residency individuals who live continuously and lawfully in local market property for eight years will be issued with an established residence permit.

Such individuals will be entitled to live on the Island permanently but will lose that right should they be absent from the Island for a period of time (yet to be defined); and Individuals who live continuously and lawfully in local market property for 14 years will be issued with an permanent residence permit. Such individuals will be entitled to live on the island permanently and will have an automatic right to return to the island after any period of absence…

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