STATES Members have failed Islanders and have opened Plémont to further damage, the president of the National Trust for Jersey has said.
After months of campaigning to save Plémont and years of work to preserve Jersey's coastline, Celia Jeune last night condemned the short-sightedness of those States Members who voted against a move to preserve the area.
Chief Minister Ian Gorst's bid to save the land from development was rejected by the narrowest of margins yesterday and failed by one vote when 25 Members voted against using public money to buy Plémont and 24 voted in favour.
Mrs Jeune said that the National Trust for Jersey was hugely disappointed for the whole Island.
'We were disappointed that our States Members did not step up to the mark and have the vision to protect our north coast,' she said. 'It was the last chance to save the headland and they will be the cause of future damage.'
Full story in Friday's JEP
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