Meeting aims to rally support for Plémont
Saturday 24th November 2012, 2:50PM GMT.
SENIOR States Members pushing for the Island to buy back Plémont have called a public meeting to rally support ahead of the debate on the matter.
Chief Minister Ian Gorst and Assistant Chief Minister Philip Bailhache are inviting Islanders to hear a presentation from the National Trust for Jersey on why the north coast site should be returned to nature.
Senator Gorst has tabled a States proposition to enter negotiations with developers who own the former Pontins Holiday Village with a view to using public money to buy the site. If those negotiations fail, the proposition calls for a compulsory purchase order to be used to force a sale funded by the taxpayer.
The States were due debate the projet on Tuesday 4 December, but that date has been put back until 11 December to allow the public meeting to take place.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Town Hall on Wednesday 5 December at 7.30 pm.