In a letter to the JEP published today, former Deputy Filleul supports Senator Jim Perchard’s call to stall the ambitious Esplanade Quarter plans until the economy has recovered.
‘I have to admit that I share his fears,’ writes Mr Filleul. ‘My concern felt for the future of a project beset by so many doubts and pitfalls has now coalesced into apprehension that this awesomely ambitious development might leave us with a vast expanse of empty space to fill.’
It was revealed earlier this month that preferred developers Harcourt have until the end of June to come up with a £95m bond to prove they have the money to build the 14-block finance district.
• Mr Filleul’s Letter to the Editor: Click here