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About This Project


  • Seamlessly integrate the old town with the waterfront;
  • Create a distinctive mixed use quarter in St Helier of the highest design quality;
  • Provide office buildings for the financial services industry;
  • Provide attractive apartments for local residents;
  • Establish new opportunities for the tourism industry, with a new hotel and self-catering accommodation;
  • Provide a significant financial return for the Island;
  • Create important new public spaces and civic squares for everyone to enjoy;
  • Ensure that the Esplanade Quarter is a place which attracts people and exudes life and vitality.


General Introduction to the History of Waterfront Development

“The waterfront becomes symbolic of our human limitations – and of our potential. It functions as both a physical and a psychological frontier. By representing what is deep and knowable, it suggests both our hopes and our fears for the future. It is a shimmering mirror which reflects the sunlight of the day and the city lights of the night, breaking them up into millions of sparkling rays, abstracting and making poetic our work-a-day world.” – John Rubin, 2004

In general, the history of urban waterfront developments can be understood from a modified version of the economic rent model (West, 1989). This theory of land use is also known as the rule of bid rent for highest and best use. The model was made based on the theory and empirical data that suggest land use is determined by the economic possibilities in each area.

The predominant condition of urban waterfronts before the late 1950s shows that the city harbor was a central place for business relating to ocean cargo. In addition to the central location, industry was also planned along rivers due to an availability of hydropower and easy waste disposal. Many of these businesses were later relocated due to advances in railway and highway transportation. Urban waterfront industry was no longer the least expensive way of manufacturing and transporting goods. Industry moved to cheaper land because of the ease in transportation, and the city core became deindustrialized. In the 1960s and 1970s the urban waterfront existed as something of an industrial wasteland because of its low economic and social conditions.

However, the deindustrialization of waterfront areas does not need to cause the complete abandonment of the area. Instead, many other developments can make use of the waterfront. In many ways the deindustrialization of the waterfront is a blessing. This is because there is now room for not just industry, but commercial, residential, and public space as well.

Therefore, the deindustrialization of the waterfront, although initially leading to a decline of the area’s worth, in the end allows for the rebirth of the waterfront as a more enjoyable and recreational area.

In many cities, efforts are currently being made to renew the strength of the waterfront. These efforts are supported by several conditions. Land left vacant by deindustrialization is now cheaper and in many ways prime spots for development. These areas have high aesthetic and functional values due to their proximity to the water and the city core. Because of the many potential overlapping jurisdictions of government that are involved, however, detailed planning is essential for such waterfront development and redevelopment.

Many different developments can be planned along the urban waterfront. Large-scale mixed- use developments offer many commercial and economic opportunities. These projects contribute a great deal to the process of re-establishing the vitality of the inner city. Other types of developments are more social than economic. Parks, water-edge walkways, and environmental conservation all add to the cultural landscape. Of similar importance are restorations and preservations of historical sites along the waterfront. Lastly, marketplaces, festivals, happenings and the like contribute much to an area’s well being. They are not only a source of economic contributions to the city, but they also enhance the culture of the area.

Three issues should be considered when building on the waterfront. Urban designers involved in the planning process should first consider the functional value of their work. This includes attention paid to accessibility and security. As well as planning flood control, environmental education should also be implemented to ensure protection of the land and wildlife. Finally, the most important aspect of a proposed development is its contextual fit within the existing landscape.

This last issue relates to the postmodern trend in architecture. In some ways this movement is a turn away from the modern strive for urbanization. Rather than a collection of glass boxes, postmodern architecture tries to give buildings more character and make them look welcoming. Buildings are designed as more of an addition to the natural landscape than an intrusion to it. Especially along the waterfront, then, where cities usually first began, a sense of serenity and natural presence, along with an attention to its historical importance, is  needed to bring about the area’s full worth. Along with this significance, its physical connection to the city and its previously mentioned economic and cultural potential make the waterfront a key resource in inner city redevelopment.

Great waterfronts are not developed over days or months; they emerge through dedicated action by residents, waterfront users, and community leaders over a number of years, sometimes decades. Each successful project, no matter how small, should bring new strength to the waterfront, creating a greater economic and social sum of its constituent parts.


The Esplanade Quarter

The Esplanade Quarter, currently a large carpark, is the key site on Jerseyʼs waterfront, because it straddles the boundary between the old town of St Helier and the new area of waterfront. Until now, the proposals for this site have failed to provide the ease of access and seamless connection between town and waterfront, which people had been hoping for.

The Esplanade Quarter is a major investment in St Helier, offering possibilities for the regeneration of the town as a whole. Apart from a new financial and residential quarter in Jersey, it will provide new facilities for people of all ages, including residents and visitors. It is envisaged that the four new public squares will be places where people congregate to meet their friends and to eat and drink. It promises new opportunities

for Jerseyʼs tourism industry, with new holiday accommodation and a new focus for visitors in the Island. The Esplanade Quarter will be designed to reflect the high standards of Jerseyʼs architectural heritage, with public spaces which will be popular with young and old


Existing use of the area

A car park for the town – the Esplanade temporary car park – sits on the north side of La Route de la Liberation. To the south side of La Route de la Liberation there is a temporary contractorʼs compound and storage area.


Site levels

The site is level on its boundary with the Esplanade. The site rises one and a half metres to the roundabout on Castle Street over La Route de la Liberation and two metres to the existing road on the south side of La Route de la Liberation immediately to the west of the cinema.



Preliminary studies indicate that the underlying geology of the area is ʻmade groundʻ comprising inorganic waste overlying the bay bedrock. A preliminary ground investigation, dated October 2005, at La Collette, (approximately 800m from the site), indicates that the underlying bedrock encountered at the end of boreholes taken there is granodiorite and granophyre. The only available information concerning the level of the bedrock in the study area has been identified from record drawing No. TS 703 from which an approximate rock level of minus 1.45m AOD (i.e. 1.45m below ordnance datum). At La Collette the bedrock was found at between minus 1.6m AOD and minus 5.9m AOD.


Land ownership

The land for the development is owned by WEB while La Route de la Liberation is in the ownership of the States of Jersey. Any amendments to the ownership of the road will require consent from the States of Jersey. With the realignment of La Route de la Liberation the anomaly of the Axa ownership of a small parcel of land on the Leisure Centre boundary, adjacent to the existing road underpass, will need to be resolved.



Any proposal requiring underground parking will result in a large quantity of spoil being removed from the site. The significance of the volume is such that it will impact on the current landfill regime. The management of the disposal of this spoil will need to be agreed with the States of Jersey and will be addressed by condition in any planning approval (see ʻwaste impactʼ section of this report).


Flood risk

The States Transportation and Technical Services Department has advised that there is an existing flood problem in St Helier. At times of certain high tides coinciding with strong storms, water runs up the beach and overtops the sea wall in the area of Patriotic Street and Kensington Place, to the west of the site. The water then collects in this area, which is low lying, and causes flooding.


Site Information

The coastal waters to the south-east of Jersey is an area considered to have great ecological value because of its diverse range of habitats, communities and species found in a comparatively small area. It is not anticipated that development of the Esplanade Quarter will affect this site of special interest. There is likely to be no significant biodiversity interest within the Esplanade Quarter site but this will need to be verified.

There are a number of designated historic sites in the vicinity, of which Elizabeth Castle is the most important, located in the tidal area off the coast and dominating the attractive St. Aubinʼs Bay. Elizabeth Castle can be reached at low tide using the causeway to the west of the site. Development on the site will be seen from Elizabeth Castle and the sea approaches to St Helierʼs marinas and ferry terminal. The visual impact of any new design for the Esplanade Quarter will need to be carefully assessed.


The Previous Masterplan Proposal by Hopkins

By looking at the design of Hopkins Masterplan. I do not believe that it fulfils their proposal and certainly not the wishes of the public.

  • a development framework which can be adopted by Jerseyʼs planning authority as development control guidance;
  • an approach to provide an attractive place to work and to live;
  • a consistent and consolidated approach to the provision of public spaces; formalising the urban, streetscape, public open space, traffic and landscape proposals.

This document complements the Supplementary Design Guidance for the Waterfront, dated April 2006, produced by the States of Jersey.

The vision developed in Waterfront 2000, a weekend- long public design workshop, remains largely valid and is incorporated in the Supplementary Planning Guidance for the Waterfront. The aims agreed at Waterfront 2000 were to provide: •            a lively, modern, maritime quarter which extends the best qualities of St. Helier into the 21st Century; a new sea frontage which integrates with and complements the heart of the old town; a place for everyone, all year round, in all weather;  a diversity of uses to bring interest, variety and quality to the Waterfront; a mixture of landscaped open spaces with different character and scale for meeting, strolling, sitting and playing; priority access for all non-car users – a safe, relaxed environment; a variety of urban spaces made with durable, high quality, contemporary buildings and a mix of large and small developments; a space for a special building which celebrates 21st Century Jersey; and a sustainable manageable and robust development.


The objectives of this masterplan are to achieve those aims for the development by:

  • creating a distinctive prime mixed use quarter for the town centre of the highest design quality;
  • providing office buildings (large floorplate, raised floor, comfort cooled, capable of sub- division, active ground floor where appropriate) to satisfy the operating conditions exercised by the most demanding investors and occupiers in the capital of Jersey (easy access, convenient car parking, well-related to the retail core and to other businesses in the town);
  • providing the quality of environment and property product needed to attract the highest quality tenants;
  • meeting the office needs of existing businesses in St. Helier, particularly the banking sector, wishing to upgrade and improve operating efficiency;
  • providing retail that complements the existing offer in the town;
  • accommodating high quality lifestyle housing to ensure the area is active outside of office hours;
  • providing the landscape needed to produce a high quality public realm; and
  • establishing a basis for the development of a new strategy for public space in St Helier. Both the public space and the buildings themselves must be of the highest quality if these objectives are to be achieved.


Jersey Waterfrontʼs Development History

  1. ʻWaterfront plans: £8m bridge and fewer shopsʼ (JEP 26/6/2001) – Pedestrian bridge from Castle Street & art gallery or conference centre part of latest plans.
  2. ʻWaterfront hotel: Bank pulls outʼ (JEP 2/11/2001) – Financiers withdraw from waterfront hotel development following events of September 11th & subsequent economic downturn.
  3. ʻIs it all worth it?ʼ (JEP 12/8/2002 – start of six-part ʻNews Focus Specialʼ on waterfront controversy) – States inefficiency to blame for almost 20 years of waterfront development, say developers; ʻA site to behold?ʼ (JEP 12/8/2002) – Since 1985 area west of Albert Pier has been a building site… Islanders less than impressed by waterfront development; ʻDifferent points of viewʼ (JEP 12/8/2002) – Rob Shipley takes panoramic view of St. Helier waterfront development.
  4. ʻThe colour of your moneyʼ (JEP 13/8/2002) – Bright blue buildings divide Island opinion; ʻIn the footsteps of King Canuteʼ (JEP 14/8/2002) – Islanders have been reclaiming land for 300 years; ʻThe best-laid plans?ʼ (JEP 14/8/2002) – In 1991 plans for the waterfront were approved but never came to fruition; ʻSeeing the sitesʼ (JEP 15/8/2002) – A look at waterfronts around the globe (Cape Town, etc.); ʻPlanning: ʻNo delays from usʼʼ (JEP 16/8/2002) – President of Planning and Environment, Nigel Quérée, attempts to dispel notion that Planning was responsible for slow pace of development; ʻWEB: ʻA byword for efficiencyʼʼ (JEP 16/8/2002) – Former Waterfront Enterprise Board (WEB) chairman Don Filleul blames “States control mania” for problems, while absolving WEB; ʻThe best is yet to comeʼ (JEP 17/8/2002 – end of waterfront ʻNews Focus Specialʼ) – Future waterfront improvements could make amends for current failings.
  5. ʻPublic choose bridge design for waterfrontʼ (JEP 16/12/2002) – Winning footbridge design voted for by Islanders comes from London-based Flint and Neill.
  6. ʻVisitors to London Boat Show are tempted by the waterfrontʼ (JEP 11/1/2003) – Waterfront development generates interest at London Boat Show (leisure complex next to Harbour received well).
  7. ʻWaterfront plan that proved to be a bridge too far – in 1868ʼ (JEP 8/3/2003) – Victorian plans unearthed for rejected 1868 scheme by engineer Walter Kinipple (See also “Shipping 10 Harbours & Anchorages” box file, № 20, for 1867+1870 reports re. St Helier Harbour improvement by Walter Robert Kinipple); ʻWaterfront bridge: Islanders say ʻNoʼ (JEP 12/3/2003) – 56% against plans for £2.5m bridge to link town to waterfront; ʻAxing bridge is ʻwrong decisionʼʼ (JEP 13/3/2003) – Environment and Public Services criticize vision of Waterfront Enterprise Board for axing £2.5m bridge; ʻA new bridge? Here are some we made earlierʼ (JEP 26/2/2003 – ʻNews Focus Specialʼ on waterfront) – A look at existing Island bridges (Plémont; Fort Regent, etc.) in wake of ʻiconʼ bridge linking town to waterfront rejection; ʻUp and over – across the yearsʼ (JEP 27/2/2003 – ʻNews Focus Specialʼ on Island bridges) – Jersey bridges past and present; Card showing (ultimately rejected) proposed design for Footbridge at St. Helier (Flint & Neil Partnership).
  8. ʻForeshore: The long legal wrangle comes to courtʼ (JEP 20/3/2003) – Royal Court to decide who owns the St. Helier foreshore – Les Pas Holdings, or States of Jersey. Les Pas Holdings base their claim on ancient feudal laws giving current seigneur, Advocate Richard Falle, the rights to the foreshore, which they have acquired from him. The States argue that the Crown has owned foreshore since 1066 on behalf of Island.
  9. ʻLong Road to historic dealʼ (JEP 30/7/2003) – Land w/ £10m price tag could be handed to Les Pas Holdings by the States to halt legal action; ʻLand grabʼ & ʻTrade-off to save waterfrontʼ (both JEP 29/7/2003) – States to hand over prime site to avoid threat of legal action.
  10. ʻP&R: Itʼs the best deal we can getʼ (JEP 2/8/2003 Re. £10m buy-off “in the public interest” – Senator Frank Walker); ʻCaught in the line of fireʼ (JEP 2/8/2003) – Frank Walker says Les Pas Holdings dispute worst he has faced; ʻMore foreshore claims possible, says Deputyʼ (JEP 4/8/2003) – Fears of more disputes following proposed Les Pas settlement; ʻLes Pas: Dick Shenton back on the platformʼ – Former Senator Dick Shenton arranges public meeting re. proposed deal to hand Les Pas Holdings £10m site; ʻPeople of Jersey vs Les Pas Holdings Ltdʼ (JEP 8/8/2003 – Notice of public meeting to discuss details of dispute); ʻLes Pas increase in value ʻcuriousʼʼ (JEP 8/8/2003) – Questions raised over 30-fold increase in share capital of Les Pas Holdings.
  11. ʻDitch the dealʼ (JEP 28/8/2003) – Former Senator Dick Shenton rallies crowds to fight Les Pas claim; ʻRoads close as former Senator addresses crowdʼ (JEP 20/8/2003) – Over 500 Islanders turn up to public meeting outside Town Hall; ʻLes Pas: Call for referendumʼ (JEP 28/3/2003) – Dick Shenton wants referendum to let people decide whether States should hand Les Pas Holdings £10m site in exchange for ending their legal claim to St. Helier foreshore; ʻMan of the people makes a comebackʼ (JEP 23/8/2003 – ʻThe Saturday Interviewʼ) – Former Senator Dick Shenton retired three years ago, but public concern has got him back on his soapbox.
  12. ʻWaterfront: P&R put their caseʼ (JEP 3/9/2003) – Former Senator Dick Shenton and Senator Frank Walker engage in public battle of words regarding Les Pas Holdingsʼ claims.
  13. ʻMembers with shares did not break the rulesʼ (JEP 9/9/2003) – Three members of Policy and Resources w/ shares in CI Traders & who still approved £10m Les Pas deal cleared of being in breach of States rules; ʻLes Pas: 7,000 say no dealʼʼ (JEP 12/9/2003) – 7,000 strong petition organized by Dick Shenton to go to the Queen; ʻLes Pas: Petition to the Queen failsʼ (JEP 13/10/2003) – Queen will not intervene in the Les Pas deal; ʻLes Pas – Shameful episode in the history of our Islandʼ (JEP ʻOpinionʼ, 22/9/2003) – 21,779 Islanders call in JEP telephone vote to say £10m Les Pas deal must be rejected (only 3,374 in favour of out-of-court settlement); ʻStates vote for Les Pas dealʼ (JEP 25/9/2003) – Members agree 26-16; ʻLes Pas: No transcripts for a monthʼ (JEP 25/9/2003) – At least four weeks before transcripts of two-date States debate on Les Pas issue made available to public.
  14. ʻDecision behind closed doorsʼ (JEP 13/11/2003 – ʻNews Focus Special: The Les Pas debateʼ) – Transcript of States in-camera debate on proposed settlement with Les Pas Holdings released; ʻYear after year of legal argumentʼ (JEP 13/11/2003 – ʻNews Focus Specialʼ cont.) – Summary of the legal advice given over the years regarding both sides of the argument.
  15. ʻLes Pas: The other side of the storyʼ (JEP 29/11/2003 – ʻThe Saturday Interviewʼ) – Advocate Richard Falle, who took on the Crown and States & was vilified in fight to establish ownership of foreshore, breaks silence.
  16. ʻJubilee Needle plan for Waterfrontʼ (JEP 6/12/2003) – Plans to celebrate Islandʼs links w/ Crown w/ £200,000 sculpture (14-metre tall Golden Jubilee Needle).
  17. ʻAt last… A plan for Island siteʼ (JEP 21/2/2004) – WEB hope plans to transform old abattoir along lines of Londonʼs Covent Garden will win approval.
  18. ʻWaterfront: New plans include business districtʼ (JEP 1/4/2004) – New central business district for St. Helier, an open plaza and a new commercial area all planned.
  19. ʻUrban space – not sprawlʼ (JEP 16/4/2004) – Ben Quérée speaks to Chairman and MD of WEB following recent unveiling of revise waterfront masterplan.
  20. ʻNational Gallery for waterfront?ʼ (JEP 28/7/2004) – WEB says that national art gallery will be at heart of new development.
  21. ʻWide range of projects planned for waterfrontʼ (JEP 1/3/2005) – WEB forming partnership w/ private sector to create waterfront of international renown.
  22. ʻNew waterfront master schemeʼ (JEP 11/04/2005) – Five linked areas to revitalise tourism – and a bridge is back on the agenda.
  23. ʻHigh-rise plans for waterfrontʼ (JEP 13/4/2005) – World-renowned architect Eric Kuhne urges Island to build high-rise towers on waterfront; ʻFront man with high hopesʼ (JEP 16/04/2005 – ʻThe Saturday Interviewʼ) – Architect Eric Kuhne believes that high-rise buildings are key to international success of waterfront.
  24. ʻTowering ambitionʼ (JEP 20/5/2005) – Two mirror-image buildings up to 13 storeys high could be how Jardins de la Mer on the waterfront looks, if plans are approved; ʻHigh time for the waterfrontʼ (JEP 20/5/2005 – ʻNews Focusʼ) – WEB want buildings as high as 20 storeys. What will the public think? Plus bullet points of key plans for waterfront.
  25. ʻHigh flyerʼ (JEP 21/5/2005 – ʻThe Saturday Interviewʼ) – Airtours founder David Crossland has sights set on transforming wasteland that remains on waterfront.
  26. ʻAll riseʼ (JEP 5/7/2005 – ʻNews Focusʼ) – Are ambitious plans for towers that push limits of current planning boundaries the way forward?
  27. ʻQuestions of scaleʼ (JEP 6/7/2005 – ʻNews Focusʼ) – President of ʻSave Jerseyʼs Heritageʼ and architectural correspondent for The Times, Marcus Binney, puts forward some alternative views on £150m Castle Quay development (which includes plans for high-rise blocks).
  28. ʻHow high should we go?ʼ (JEP 5/8/2005) – Waterfront skyscraper battle hots up; ʻYes or no to skyscrapers?ʼ (JEP ʻNews Focusʼ 5/8/2005) – JEP readers encouraged to participate in phone vote re. high-rise buildings on waterfront. Also, postal survey re. Mr. Crosslandʼs plans to transform site next to Les Jardins de la Mer into visitor & residential district.
  29. ʻNo towers!ʼ (JEP 18/8/2005) – Dandara bows to public opinion & drops plans for high- rise towers; ʻFinance district: details emergeʼ (JEP 19/8/2005) – Esplanade Square to be constructed on Esplanade car park site & will become focal point of Islandʼs finance industry.
  30. ʻCall to keep the towersʼ (JEP 8/9/2005) – Waterfront development workshop backs plan to bring back towers and create world class waterfront; ʻWhat now for the waterfront?ʼ (JEP 8/9/2005) – Société Jersiaise arranges meeting to discuss waterfront development – 1st since Dandara & David Crossland had to revise their schemes. Plus ʻTesco superstore plan is rejectedʼ – Developers wanted to put a Tesco superstore on the waterfront.
  31. ʻWaterfront: Iʼll buy it back!ʼ (JEP 21/9/2005) – Jersey millionaire Stuart Weaving wants to buy up some of the waterfront and give it back to Islanders as open space.
  32. ʻHigh-rise back in the frameʼ (JEP 18/10/2005) – Planningʼs UK advisers suggest there is a case to be made for tall buildings on waterfront; ʻThe sky I not the limitʼ (JEP ʻNews Focusʼ, 24/10/2005) – Report by Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment suggests that tall buildings could still play role in development of waterfront.
  33. ʻWaterfront ʻinept and out of dateʼʼ (JEP 14/11/2005) – Scathing attack in report by urban design team; ʻDonʼt blame me, says ex-WEB chairmanʼ (JEP 18/11/2005) – Don Filleul says that blame lies with States.
  34. ʻHotel gets go aheadʼ (JEP 17/11/2005) – First of two new hotels on waterfront approved by planning.
  35. ʻ£1.7m Les Pas bills paid ʻwithout questionʼʼ (JEP 21/11/2005) – None of the legal bills from Mourant for running States defence of Les Pas case questioned.
  36. ʻCenter Parcs plan waterfront complexʼ (JEP 20/12/2005) – Tourism industry boost w/ news that Center Parcs want to operate a major new complex; ʻParc and thriveʼ (JEP ʻNews Focusʼ, 22/12/2005) – Center Parcs, Britainʼs top short-break holiday village operator, ready to back major development on Jerseyʼs waterfront.
  37. ʻSt. Helierʼs glut of office spaceʼ (JEP 12/1/2006) – Waterfront development ʻcould leave town emptyʼ.
  38. ʻNew tower plan for the waterfrontʼ (JEP 16/1/2006) – Report recommends single skyscraper rising to 197 feet; ʻHigh time for a new planʼ (JEP ʻNews Focusʼ, 16/1/2006) – Yet another study (Peter Sandoverʼs tall-buildings study) supports the concept of tall buildings on the waterfront.
  39. ʻDandara welcome new waterfront reportʼ (JEP 17/1/2006) – Developers say latest recommendation vindicates their proposal for towers;
  40. ʻNo towers, say 5,000ʼ (JEP 28/3/2006) – More than 5,000 Islanders sign Save Jersey Heritageʼs petition against high-rise towers; ʻOur opposition is genuine, say heritage groupʼ (JEP 28/3/2006) – Group say that over 5,000 signatures on their petition vindicate their position; ʻWho is in the frontline? (JEP ʻNews Focusʼ, 28/3/2006) – Clash between Environment Minister and WEB raises question of who is in charge of development.
  41. ʻConfusion on the waterfrontʼ (JEP 22/4/2006) – WEB welcome policy that says tall buildings are possible… but Dandara says itʼs back to the drawing board for them; ʻHeading for heights?ʼ (JEP ʻNews Focusʼ, 21/4/2006) – Jerseyʼs new Environment Minister says there need be no height restriction if quality is right.
  42. ʻWEB chairman forced to goʼ (JEP 5/7/2006) – Pierre Horsfall axed; ʻChief Minister calls for WEB to be disbandedʼ (JEP ?/?/2005) – Senator Frank Walker wants to disband WEB.
  43. ʻTwo years of miseryʼ (JEP 25/5/2007) – But the waterfront problems will be worth it in the end, says Senator Freddie Cohen. Sinking of Route de la Libération to cause problems but essential for successful waterfront.
  44. The Vision for Castle Quay – brochure.
  45. ʻTransformationʼ (CD).
  46. WEB puts forth vision for open spaces (JEP 3.8.07)
  47. Public enquiry (25.10.08) Delay on decision (17.11.08) Further scrutiny (19.11.08) Fears on imported labour (22.11.08)
  48. Harcourt case (JEP 22, 24, 27, 29 & 30.10.08, 21, 23.11.08, 13.04.08)
  49. Senator Ben Shenton asks for seat on board (27.01.09)
  50. Is Waterfront financial district Development sensible at present (JEP 12.02.09) & Would-be developers Harcourt sue again in USA (JEP 18.02.09)
  51. Esplanade quarter backed by enquiry (JEP 17 & 18.03.09)
  52. Esplanade Quarter on hold. Developers owe £150, 000 to States (16.04.09)
  53. Development a risk to marine life (24.04.09)
  54. Hopkins plan debate. Minister would resign if rejected (03.06.08)
  55. Senator Perchard resigns from WEB. Developers Harcourt in Las Vegas lawsuit.
  56. Development put on hold Deputy Southern tries to bring down WEB 9 States representatives on board (10, 11 & 12.06.08)
  57. Developers revise plans after consultations with politicians (16 & 17.04.08) Interview with 2 Harcourt directors (19.04.08)
  58. Harcourt get final deadline. End of June 2009 (JEP 16.05.09) Chief minister questioned on developers finances (19.04.09) Ex WEB chairman backs call to delay Waterfront Financial District (27.05.09)
  59. Jersey Homes Trust criticise Waterfront Development purpose (29.01.08) & Local architects comment & Constable of St. Helier attacks Hopkins masterplan (JEP 31.01.08)
  60. Hopkins plan for Esplanade Quarter displayed (28.11.07)
  61. Role of Jersey Enterprise board in overall development (JEP 04.06.08)
  62. Opposition to Hopkins masterplan aired in States (JEP 04.06.08) But members vote 40 to 6 in favour (JEP 05 & 09.06.08 & 04.07.08)
  63. Harcourt sued in USA over £800m Las Vegas scheme (JEP 06.06.08)
  64. Gerald Voisin sacked as WEB chairman (JEP 04.07.08)
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