From J Carney, principal, J S Carney & Co Ltd.
I READ Peter Double’s letter ( JEP, 5 May) with great concern. The whole world is experiencing unprecedented major financial difficulties and yet here we have someone promoting yet more government.
There is a general groundswell that Jersey suffers from too many politicians, too much government and the annual cost of all of this is simply unsustainable.
The Island needs a more compact, coherent and yes, combative government, all hopefully utilising ‘joined up writing’ and hence the current ministerial arrangement.
There is more than adequate current legislation in place under Planning and Building (Jersey) Law, 2002 Article 2(1), (2), (3) and (4) to protect the environment if the politicians and public so wishes.
The present minister has been responsible for an unprecedented leadership requiring significant improvements in new building design and is seriously exploring the possibility of the Island better using the vast currently wasted reusable resources available.
I am not suggesting for one minute that the environment should not play an important part in Island politics, but this must be approached in context by the government in close liaison with an increasingly informed and engaged public.
8 West’s Centre,