Plémont: The fight goes on
Thursday 15th November 2012, 3:00PM GMT.
CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to keep fighting to save Plémont even though developers have been given permission to build on the land.
The National Trust for Jersey have said that they are now focussing on persuading Islanders to keep telling States Members to use public money to buy the site.
Yesterday Environment Minister Rob Duhamel announced that he had given permission to Trevor Hemmings’s plans to build 28 homes in the area while removing the former Pontin’s Holiday Camp.
He made the decision following independent planning inspector Alan Langton’s report, which recommended that the project be allowed to go ahead.
The move could affect how States Members view Chief Minister Ian Gorst’s proposal to buy the plot, if necessary using a compulsory purchase order, with public money.
The Trust’s chief executive Charles Alluto said: ‘The news is very disappointing, but obviously with the proposition coming up on 4 December there’s still the opportunity to safeguard Plémont and we’re going to work hard to achieve that.’