700 AT WATERFRONT PROTEST RALLY

Around 700 islanders braved a biting north-easterly wind to mount a protest against tall buildings on the Waterfront. Addressed by Save Jersey's Heritage President, Marcus Binney, they showed their opposition to the idea of a single 20-storey tower within sight of Elizabeth Castle. Among those who watched the demonstration was Planning Minister Senator Freddie Cohen. Marcus Binney praised the Minister for being willing to take comments and urged those present to talk to him about their concerns. Save Chairman, Advocate Christopher Scholefield, said the organisation did not have faith in the Waterfront Enterprise Board to develop the area to a standard which would do justice to the Island. Those who gathered on the beach at West Park, in the shadow of the Waterfront, were told that a 20-storey block would stand about 45 feet higher than the crane which has recently been erected for the construction of a new hotel.