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Jersey Hotel Postcards £3 for set of 3

Just a few of the more popular hotels in Jersey that have bitten the bullet recently in favour of Dandara and other developers. Add to the list, Le Beau Couperon, Almorah Hotel, Les Charrieres, Portelet, La Tour and many, many more. In fact, for a list of over a hundred lost hotels have a look at this blog

Metropole

The Metropole Hotel

Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Hotel

Westview

The Westview Hotel

Marine Resource Consultation by States of Jersey

A marine resource consultation has been launched by The EDD and Environment. It isn’t exactly environmental so much as economic by the look of the initial description, but it may be a start. Read more here, or download the consultation document here, or the questionnaire here.

We’ll be digesting this, and adding our views shortly.

Endless Development?

Unless Jersey continues to reclaim land and eventually becomes a sort of ever growing doughnut shaped atoll one far off day we will probably have to stop developing on new ground. About 10 years ago is when I’d have liked this to happen (or twenty even) but realistically I doubt if there’s really an end in sight. Continue reading →

Plemont Jersey Proposed Development

Planning application reference P/2011/1673

I have been thinking about this and feel very frustrated. Reading about the environment departments activities recently it seems that they seem to favour the “built environment” and are there mainly to facilitate the best exploitation of our very finite resources. Not a lot is obvious about the care for our natural environment and taking Plemont as an example – I wonder how much, if any, weight was given to the idea that the area could in fact be returned to nature for the benefit of all. The bias is definitely toward managing a spiralling  decline, with less and less resources until.. until what? Until there is no space left? Until we designate an area a National Park and then use that to justify development everywhere else?

Please say no to Plemont.

Please support the National Trust’s Efforts.

Plemont

My problem with encouraging development at Plemont is the road network both there and all the way to town. It used to be that traffic jams were perhaps not welcomed but a gently tolerated problem caused by hire cars, but now, with the developers extending their tendrils further and further from town the effects are simple a depressing nuisance that diminishes our quality of life. Continue reading →