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Seawall breach implications re MD-PH-2015-0078 (FOI)

Seawall breach implications re MD-PH-2015-0078 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 27 November 2018.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


In reference to the ministerial decision made Decision Reference: MD-PH-2015-0078

Could you please declare the financial benefits gained by the people of Jersey in compensations. (£)

Could you please also declare the detailed covenants (if any) or the clauses in sale contract in reference to protect the drainage rights and the event of a seawall breach.

Could you please confirm that the new owner/developer has had to/ or has not had to insure that area of the seawall in the event of a breach.


The Public of the Island received £10,000 from this sale of rights transaction regarding the sea wall at the former ‘Zanzibar’ in St Brelade’s Bay.

The relevant contract was passed by the Royal Court on 29 September 2017.

The information requested is exempt under Article 23 (Accessible by other means) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as the information is publically available at the Public Registry.

The Public Registry is available at Judicial Greffe, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St. Helier, JE1 1JG or at the Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier, JE2 4JY.

The Public Registry can be searched by anybody for free or public registry staff can perform searches for a fee. Details of office hours and any fees may be found on the following web page:

Public Registry
The seawall at the former “Zanzibar” in St Brelade’s Bay comes under the public’s insurance policy, as do all publicly owned seawalls.

Article applied

Article 23 information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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