The official population of Jersey is now 104,200 – and we don’t know how many are here unofficially. This, of course, has an effect on our environment. In terms of our SOSJ remit, we’ll briefly outline our concerns as to
SOS Jersey are moderately pleased to report that the pile of contaminated soil at the IFC was at least (mostly) covered today. We wonder why, however,
ASBESTOS – HOW MUCH & WHAT PROTECTION? …And what is Environmental Health doing? SOS Jersey are strongly concerned with the asbestos situation regarding the SoJDC excavations for the International Finance Centre.
If you saw our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel on the news earlier saying we think on the face of it hotelier Steve Beddoe’s plans for developing the area alongside the Avenue at West Mount are good, she did say that.
It’s been busy media-wise. Our environmental scientist Jacqui Carrel has been on Channel TV on various subjects three times over the last week and is due to speak on Radio Jersey tomorrow morning (Wed 15 Feb). Here’s a brief overview of what
We may have lost a battle – but we can win the war! Planning OK’d on B5, but future plans will need to be looked at.
The St Helier Waterfront Action Group have submitted an application for a Judicial Review in a bid to overturn the planning permission granted for Building 5 in the International Centre.
Monday 21 March and Tuesday 22 March 2016 saw a number of people at the Appeal against the proposed (and passed) construction of the imaginatively-named Building 5, one of the buildings planned for the hotly-debated Jersey International Finance Centre due to be
SOS Jersey are a party to the Third Party Appeal by Le Masuriers to be held tomorrow and Tuesday (21 and 22 March 2016) at the Radisson Hotel. This is open to the public, so you can come and watch the
The Planning Applications Committed have approved the new/revised planning application of Building 5 of the planned International Finance Centre on the Esplanade. SOSJ are considering requesting a Judicial Review.
As readers may know, the States of Jersey Development Company (SoJDC) have re-applied for planning permission for ‘Building 5’, of the International Finance Centre. This would be their second building in a series of six in their many times altered
Following the resignation of Mark Boleat as Chairman of SoJDC, Nicola Palois will be the new Chair of the Board of SoJDC if the recommendation of Treasury Minister is approved by the States Assembly. What is the (potential) problem?
Readers of our posts and website will know of our quest to get to the bottom of the statement made to the States by the former Treasury Minister Senator Philip Ozouf.
SOJDC RESUBMIT PLANS TO TRY AND AVOID APPEAL, COSTING THE TAXPAYER OVER £100,000.
The mystery of the missing cautions – Our integrity questioned – We respond. The 21st December saw two letters in the JEP (Jersey Evening Post): one from SOS Jersey Chairman Michael du Pré, regarding the results of the recent dossier of public
The ‘missing cautions’ ~ a note from SOSJ’s Chairman. In response to a comment made by Lee Henry, MD of the SoJDC, to our Facebook post last Thursday night, here is a statement received today from our Chairman Michael du Pré.
Following several months of complaints sent to SOS Jersey by members of the public relating to possibly contaminated dust and water escaping from the Esplanade site, the Environment Department have finally responded following an internal investigation.
Here is some of the coverage so far.
‘The Jersey International Finance Centre as presently constituted is not considered viable and is unlikely to to even fund the cost of the underground car park needed to replace the parking on site, let alone generate the previously step return
SOS Jersey yesterday lodged a complaint to the Planning and Environment Department with regard to breaches in the Planning Conditions set out for Building 4, the Esplanade car park. This comes after months of complaints received by our organisation from
As work progresses alongside the Esplanade, drilling continues across the site. The main pit to the north abutting the Esplanade is now exposed to view to our site cam.
(Please Share) Tonight’s JEP carries an article encapsulating our recent posts here and their own enquiries from various States Departments. Last Month, on 15th July, Treasury Minister Senator Alan Maclean assured the States that there would be vey little contamination. However…
It’s still serious, but not as serious as we thought, on the asbestos front – more on this soon – and not OK on the ash deposits.
DAY 41- DEEP DRILLING STARTS — Sample results still awaited — Load refused at La Collette due to asbestos contamination — Dust monitoring on site is now running – ‘only 2 high readings so far’ — Dust monitors for public
Senior members of TTS will meet SoJDC tomorrow (Fri 24 July) to discuss the protocol of the forthcoming excavation into the contaminated Esplanade car park. Whilst the project is politically sensitive and the COM are desperate to drive ahead seemingly
WANTED! A ‘NO NEWS’ OUTCOME The best outcome will be ‘no news’! Read on to see why we say that.
DOES THIS LOOK RIGHT TO YOU?! SOSJ ‘Sitecam’ today.
THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE – AN ADVISORY WARNING This week SOS Jersey has been sent several photos by members of the public recording the beginning of the work on the Esplanade car park. Yesterday we received calls that clouds of
SOS Jersey would like to thank SoJDC’s managing Director Lee Henry and Finance Director Simon Neal for meeting with two of our representatives yesterday afternoon (06 July 2015). To be clear, we do not want this development but, if it is to
This afternoon saw a number of onlookers perched on very uncomfortable chairs (on purpose?) viewing the JIFC (Jersey International Finance Centre) Scrutiny Panel questioning Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst. The Chief Minister was accompanied by the Director of the Treasury, Assistant