Trust reaches ‘milestone’ in the bid to buy Plémont
Wednesday 7th November 2012, 11:59AM GMT.
CAMPAIGNERS leading the fight to save Plémont from development have achieved their £2 million target that could enable them to buy the land.
The National Trust for Jersey, which launched a fresh bid to save the site in October, has been gathering pledges from the public in order to return the area to nature.
Last week the group had collected promises worth £1.84 million for the project and now the organisation has announced it has reached its initial £2 million target – a figure the campaign leaders call ‘a milestone’.
If Chief Minister Ian Gorst’s proposal to buy the land – if necessary by a compulsory purchase order – and sell it on to the National Trust for Jersey goes ahead, the group will still need another £1 million to remove the former Pontin’s Holiday Camp and return the grounds to their natural state.
Meanwhile Environment Minister Rob Duhamel today received the planning inspector’s report about the Plémont development and is due to reveal his final decision on the plans on Wednesday 14 November.
Full report in Wednesday’s JEP