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.
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 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
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
YESTERDAY’S SCRUTINY HEARING – SoJDC UNUSUAL ACCOUNTING, IRRITATION & ‘THAT MEETING’? Yesterday afternoon the SoJDC Chairman, Directors and three non-executive board Members gave evidence to the Corporate Service Scrutiny Panel Public Hearing in the States buildings. Here we have tried
Around 2,000 people encircled the Esplanade car park at the protest organised by Sean Power and team and shouted ‘NO!’ Drivers of passing vehicles hooted horns to show approval. Here are some more photos from the event.
MIDDLE JERSEY COMES OUT IN FORCE! A PLEA FOR COMMON SENSE – AND WHAT NOW? This perfect June afternoon, the Ring Around the Esplanade Car park protest (very well organised by Sean Power and others in the Waterfront Action Group)
SOS Jersey have known for some time that UBS were likely to sign up for part of Building 4 – the first building of six. Building work cannot proceed under the as yet unchanged Memorandum of Understanding that exists unless
PLEASE SHARE. Esplanade tree felling – Planning respond to your complaints – No action to be taken! Are you surprised? Sadly, we aren’t at all.Read on to see what happened.
The JEP have been adding articles and updates on line and today in the paper they report on the Corporate Services Scrutiny Hearing which we mentioned on Friday. The Planning Department refute the JDC’s statement that tree clearance on site
CARNAGE AT THE ESPLANADE CAR PARK – PLANNING PROCEDURE IGNORED (PLEASE SHARE). We publish photos taken this morning of the current (and we believe illegal) ‘landscaping’ taking place at the Esplanade car park which we are monitoring. Reports from the public
Good to see SOS J’s David Cabeldu in today’s Jersey Evening Post – have a look at p4 and the letters page. We hope this will be
SOS Jersey publish the new plans submitted to the Planning Minister which are totally changed from the planned phasing. On Wednesday night (7 Jan) in the JEP, former Senator Ben Shenton listed the failings
SOS Jersey has opposed the current Esplanade Square development for some time, for a number of valid reasons which we have previously addressed and which are now being raised by others.
In recognition of their longstanding and important stakeholder role with the island’s environmental and closely associated matters, Michael du Pre (SOSJ Chairman) and David Cabeldu (SOSJ Coordinator) were invited to a discussion with the Chief Minister on 18 September 2014 about
As 2014 brings us a New Year, SOSJ reports on the most worrying issue before islanders in environmental, social and financial terms. This is the hurried and unethically arranged development currently being rushed through by the States of Jersey Development
Confused? and/or appalled? Join the club! Read on for a summary of Esplanade Development events leading up to our January 2014 report and see what you think…
Save Our Shoreline Jersey recently carried out a straw poll ‘referendum’ of our active States members about the Finance Centre development. The poll indicated that there was very strong feeing against the impending construction of six five storey office blocks on
Save Our Shoreline Jersey submitted their third planning objection to the Finance Centre Development. The application for the 520 space underground car park has now been lodged by the States of Jersey Development Company with the Planning Department.
Following our recent submissions to the Planning Department and subsequent meeting with the Environment Minister, his Officers, the Applicant, and SOS members, we can now confirm that the Minister has added a condition to the planning consent relating to the
Friends and followers of Save Our Shoreline Jersey may be aware that for some time we have been working hard to try to save this section of the Town Heritage Sea Wall and Promenade from imminent destruction. The plans before
Save Our Shoreline Jersey produces a new report – ‘The Importance of Air Quality in Hospitals’ and looks at the viability of building our new General Hospital on a large vacant site on the Waterfront.
“This material is a major hazard to health and no concentration of asbestos dust may be presumed safe.” (Source: Lancet, March 1995)
The second part of Save Our Shoreline’s look at what lies beneath the St. Helier Waterfront and the dreadful legacy that it has left.
No.4 Jersey International Financial Centre, The Esplanade, St. Helier – P/2012/1141 The first phase of the new Esplanade Quarter plans have been submitted.