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IWV Most of those developments were rational moves, yet some of them were to satisfy the island's wants, rather than needs. A new Beaucamps School was necessary as the former was barely suitable for teaching in, but I don't think that the new St Sampson's High School arose from deep need- the old one was antiquated, but still in a satisfactory condition for learning. The St Martin's housing estate was a need, but it's questionable as to whether the new Route Militaire industrial estate or expansion of the existing airport was needed. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean that we ought to use a lack of satisfactory resources and space for commercial activity as a pretext for developing land that could have been used for fulfilling an actual need- food for the population, which is more of a prerequisite than the former resources/businesses. Though many would argue that the island is far from ideal, our standard of living as a whole is neither above nor below the mean in quality- the focus can now shift to raising the amount of local produce. I do agree,however, that something ought to be done to improve the housing situation for the underprivileged- that ought to be the second priority.