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01 Oct 2009

 
The recently lodged plans for the former Pontins Holiday Village at Plemont Bay were today turned down by the Planning and Environment commitee. The main reason was down the fact that the new designs did not go far enough to inprove the environment on the site.
 
This has delighted campaigners who wish to see the headland bought by the States of Jersey and returned to its natural state. However, the Planning Minister, Senator Freddie Cohen has the final say on the plans, and could still approve them if he felt they were acceptable.
 
BDK Architects, the agents for Trevor Hemmings, the owner of the site, says that they will continue to try and develop the site, with a possible new application to build just 30 houses on the site. In the mean time, the site falls evermore into a state of disrepair.
 
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06 Apr 2009

Further to our report about plans for self catering accommodation on the site of the former Pontins Holiday Village at Plemont, the local Jersey Evening Post  announced today that a formal planning appliction has been lodged by BDK Architects.
 
 The application is to redevelop the site as 'Plemont Park', constructing 73 tourist chalets, with a main reception building to house activites. The Architects seem confident of this proposal, as the site is already listed for tourism use. The reason for the previous plans for housing developments being turned down was due to public opposition and the fact the site status would have to be changed to residential use, which was not possible due to the location.
 
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01 Oct 2008

Trevor Hemmings has submitted another application to the Planning and Environment commitee in Jersey to develop the former Pontins Holiday Camp at Plemont.

This latet application is to construct a development of self-catering apartments on the site, complete with a club house.

We believe that the local parish constable would still like to see the site returned to a headland, and is still urging the states to buy the land

More news as we get it

08 May 2008

Pontins site to fall further into derelict state

This Is Jersey.com reported on 8 May that thanks to the recent refusal for permission to develop the camp, the owners have warned that it is likely to fall further into a state of dis-repair

Trevor Hemmings, the Owner, has warned that the company that owns the site does not have the resources available to maintain the site in a good condition. He also expressed his anger over Cohens choice not to allow the recent plan for 36 homes to go through. To be fair to Hemmings, hes been trying for nearly 10 years now to build on the site. However, the overwhelming support to return the land to nature by Jersey residents and organisations alike will make it extreamly difficult for him to get anything approved in the coming months or even years.

02 May 2008

Plemont Plans Rejected..... again

Freddie Cohen, the head of Jersey Plannning commitee today rejected the plans for a small group of 35 homes on the site of Plemont Holiday Camp

He said he was still unsure about the visual impact of homes on the headland ad agreed it was an area of outstanding natural beauty.

So where from here?, well channelonline.tv reported that the applicants can now re-submit new plans, dragging the Plemont saga out even further, or this could simply be it.

More news will follow when we get it. But at the mo, no change at the site


20 September 2007


Campaigners call for Plemont plan
Campaigners who want a stretch of Jersey's north coast returned to its natural state have said it is time planning authorities decided its fate.

A developer wants to build 36 homes on the site of a former Pontin's holiday complex at Plemont.

The National Trust Save The Coastline Campaign collected 10,000 signatures against the proposals and the number of homes was reduced from 45 to 36.

But Paul Harding from BDK Architects said it would not damage the area.

Mike Stentiford, chairman of the campaign, says a decision is needed soon.

9 May 2007


New homes plan for holiday site
Developers are continuing with plans to build homes on the site of the former holiday camp at Plemont.

A few months ago a petition was presented to the States signed by more than 10,000 islanders asking to make the land public property.

Politicians agreed to try to buy the land back.

But developers have just submitted revised plans to build 45 apartments and seven detached homes on the former Pontin's site.

15 October 2006

Holiday camp plan cost concerns
Concern has been raised about how much it will cost to buy a former holiday camp site in Jersey to prevent houses being built there.

The Council of Ministers is looking at options for what it should do with the former holiday village site at Plemont.

It is owned by a developer and there is growing support to return it to its natural state.

Senator Len Norman said it could prove "extremely expensive" if the States decide to buy the land.

The owners of the former Pontin's site had wanted to build more than 30 granite homes in a hamlet, leaving the north coast footpath open.

But the States voted 36 to nine against the proposals at a meeting held on Tuesday.

Constable of St Ouen, Ken Vibert, said he supported local people's wishes and argued the site should be preserved as an open space for people to enjoy.

11 October 2006


Holiday camp returned to nature
A former holiday camp site in Jersey is to be preserved as an open space.

The owners of the former Pontin's site at Plement Point had wanted to build more than 30 granite homes in a hamlet, leaving the north coast footpath open.

But the States voted 36 to nine against the proposals at a meeting held on Tuesday evening.

Constable of St Ouen, Ken Vibert, said he supported local people's wishes and argued the site should be preserved as an open space for people to enjoy.

29 September 2006


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.

31 August 2006

Appeal to buy land from developer
A public appeal is being launched to buy the former Pontins holiday camp in Jersey from a developer.

Trevor Hemmings has plans to develop the spot into a hamlet of 36 homes and to keep a section of the coastline at Plement Point for public access.

A group of conservationists hope to raise 5m to buy the land and transfer it to the National Trust for Jersey.

If successful, the group wants to demolish all the existing structures and restore the area to heath land.

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

But States senators Freddie Cohen and Philip Ozouf have suggested the land should be preserved, and support a swap with Mr Hemmings for publicly-owned land which is already set aside for development.

A meeting to discuss the future of the site is being held at St Ouen's parish hall on Thursday evening at 2000 BST.

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Any images on this website, unless otherwise stated are copyright to myself (Martyn Ward). Anybody wishing to use any image should contact me at pontinsholidayspastandpresent@yahoo.co.uk If any image which belongs to myself or anybody who I have let place images on this site is found on sombody elses website without permission are liable for prosecution. Please respect these wishes.