SOS Jersey wish you a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year that includes time around our beautiful coastline! Here’s a letter to you all from SOSJ’s founder and Co-ordinator, David Cabeldu.
Today SOS Jersey will be represented up at Groove de Lecq, in the Grève de Lecq Barracks ‘Utopia’ area – this area is free to attend. Do come and chat with us at our table! We will be giving two short talks
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.
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
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 ‘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.
‘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
(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
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.
Before we report on this morning’s States proceedings, SOSJ would like to stress we are not against development per se; our problems with the Esplanade development proposals are a number of environmental ones and we are still awaiting several answers.
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
Deputy Monty Tadier arranged a meeting at Communicare on Wednesday evening (20 May 2015) primarily to obtain the views of concerned St. Brelade’s residents on the International Finance Centre and to explain what he is doing about it. Here’s how
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
Is planning permission for building No 4 still valid and being followed? (And was the tree clearance legal? Lawyers think not.) A letter sent yesterday to all States Members from Law Firm Collas Crill casts grave doubts.
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
Esplanade Car Park Update. Great news – the SOSJ team survey was successful, collecting over 220+ objections in 24 hours. Why so many? That’s because people hadn’t known beforehand… Read on and please share.
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
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
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.
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.