Policy & Resources says the plans for 90 large private houses are not definitive despite a public announcement last month.
The plans were criticised by many members of the public, as well as Deputy Roffey, who stressed the importance of building affordable housing.
"I've had a letter from Deputy Ferbrache saying that there are no definitive plans for the Castel Hospital site and what we saw presented a few weeks back was just one idea put forward by Deputy Mahoney. Though it didn't feel like that at the time but like a pretty definitive announcement by P&R but I am delighted that impression was erroneous because I don't think that scheme is the best use of the site and I certainly would be very concerned if we are talking about using green fields around the hospital."
The Employment & Social Security president says the members of P&R seem to have different opinions on how the land will be used:
"Either he got the full backing of P&R or they went a little bit cold on it once there was some negative reaction or it wasn't sufficiently signed off. Yet they did tell a Scrutiny Hearing it had their backing so I'm not really clear how they handled this. It did seem a bit cack-handed. mIf the outcome is they are not going to take large amounts of agricultural land around the Castel and build up-market, substantial homes that could easily be accommodated elsewhere then I am delighted with the outcome."
Deputy Roffey says he is not negative about the whole proposal as there were aspects he favoured:
"One proposal was to use the old KE7 hospital up the hill as a care facility or possibly a new residential home which would be excellent news. I am also very supportive of the Castel Hospital site being used for housing as I think that is a sound idea. But I think we could create 90 units of affordable housing within the developed footprint."