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Celebrities pledge to support Plémont on the eve of debate

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CELEBRITIES and prominent Islanders, including former England footballer Graeme Le Saux and singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan, have pledged their support to save Plémont.

In an advertisement published in today's JEP, members of the Island's business community, Jurats, artists and others urge States Members to back Senator Ian Gorst's proposal to buy land at the site using public money.

In a statement given to the National Trust for Jersey's Love Plémont campaign, former England and Blackburn Rovers footballer Graeme Le Saux said: 'Growing up in such a unique and unspoilt environment as Plémont and St Ouen has shaped who I am. To change the headland of Plémont will not only cause irreparable damage to the environment, but will destroy a unique foundation of what makes our Island so special.'

With the States debate due to begin tomorrow, the National Trust for Jersey's president, Celia Jeune, has also lobbied politicians.

Full report in Monday's JEP

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