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Bid to stop coastal homes build
A petition has been launched to save coastline in Jersey from development.

Developer Trevor Hemmings wants to build 36 homes on the site of the former Pontins holiday camp at Plement Point, allowing for some public access.

But the conservation group Coastline Campaign is hoping to raise 5m to buy the land and transfer it to the National Trust for Jersey.

They want to restore the area to heathland. The petition will be handed to the Chief Minister when complete.

The group, set up by former senator Nigel Queree and his wife Judith, has the backing of the National Trust for Jersey.

The development plans have been opposed by the Constable of St Ouen, Ken Vibert, who has asked the States to put any applications on hold.

States senators Freddie Cohen and Philip Ozouf have suggested a swap with Mr Hemmings for publicly-owned land which is already set aside for development.

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