The National Trust for Jersey acquire new site

Publish date: 08 Feb 2024

The National Trust for Jersey is delighted that Deputy Lyndon Farnham’s proposition to The States Assembly to approve the acquisition of the former Seaside Café at Grève De Lecq has been successful.

It has also been agreed that the site will be gifted to the National Trust for Jersey subject to a condition that the National Trust for Jersey utilise the site for environmental, cultural, and social benefit to the public.

Charles Alluto, Chief Executive of the Trust, stated: “We are very honoured to be gifted the site and it is our intention at the earliest opportunity to go out to public consultation regarding future uses for the site. Restoring public access to the beach and re-opening the car park will be an immediate priority and if feasible we would like to be able to achieve this before Easter. We are enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to help regenerate this key coastal site for the benefit of our community”.

The Trust already has landholdings in the Bay which include Le Catel Fort and Grève de Lecq Barracks and the acquisition of the site further protects the natural beauty and rich heritage of the bay.

Through the generosity and support of Islanders and from staging events including the annual Sunset Concerts at Mont Grantez, the Trust has managed to save Plémont, restore Devil’s Hole, and acquire several additional, undeveloped sites. The acquisition of Grève de Lecq would meet this long-term vision of having a coastline protected forever and for everyone.

The Trust commissioned Socrates Architects to develop a number of potential options for the site and images can be found HERE.

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