Jersey

Plemont headland: National Trust plan to restore site

Plemont Holiday Village
Image caption The former Pontins holiday village currently sits on the site but under National Trust plans it would be returned to nature

A former holiday park which was sold in a multi-million pound deal could be demolished by spring 2015, allowing the National Trust to restore the site.

On Friday, The Plemont headland became the property of the trust after a hearing in Jersey's Royal Court.

It said it planned to convert the ex-Pontins site back to being a natural environment.

The charity is advising people to stay away from the site because it is "riddled" with asbestos.

The £7.1m sale was made possible after the States voted to pay half the amount.

Charles Alluto from the trust said work should start in the autumn.

He added: "We would ask people to bear with us and we will endeavour to make it as accessible as early as possible."

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