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A group of public spirited citizens have been circulating a petition, to get as much signatures as possible, to assist them in stopping a tourism development at the Trouya Beach in Gros Islet. They have managed to get 207 signatures so far.
The petition is calling on the Government of St Lucia and the Commissioner of Crown Lands to deny the change of use of Trouya Beach to “touristic development.”
“We call for the Development Control Authority to recognise that the development is, in effect, a total “touristic development and not mixed use as the future owners will “lease back” to the hotel,” the petition reads.
The group has said that the last St Lucian beaches are being lost to developers, seeking only personal profit.
Trouya Beach and Cove is one of the last beaches in the North of the island that is accessible to locals to “lime”, play music and cookout.
“We call for the Commissioner of Crown Lands and the DCA to deny the application and to turn this beautiful area into a parkland permanently,” the petition further stated.
The group is also calling for the government to ensure that the Trouya beach will always be a public amenity for all St Lucians’ and visitors and not a private playground for the privileged few.
According to them, the proposed hotel development will stop this. “It will build on the “Queens Chain” up to the beach, putting a 52 room structure in place of the current natural environment,” it added.
The developer, according to the petition is leveraging his ownership of a mere 30,000 sq ft approximately of private land adjoining the “Queens Chain” to apply for the lease on 130,000 sq ft.
Trouya land is currently zoned for public and residential use.
SEE PETITION AT: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-hotel-development-on-trouya-beach-queens-chain.html?utm_medium=RSS
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