‘Total disregard for countryside’
Wednesday 14th November 2012, 2:50PM GMT.
JERSEY’S biggest potato farmers have been fined £11,000 by the Royal Court after showing ‘a cavalier and complete disregard’ for a law protecting the countryside.
The defendants, the Jersey Royal Company Ltd, admitted destroying hedgerows in two parishes without planning permission.
The court heard that the company went on to remove more hedgerows in St Ouen after being advised by Planning that they had needed a permit before they had carried out the work in Grouville.
Crown Advocate Sally Sharpe said that the breaches implied ‘not just a cavalier attitude by the defendant, but a complete disregard for the requirements of the law’.