There were calls for a full review of the 2002 development blueprint during yesterday’s debate on splitting the responsibilities of the Environment and Public Services Committee.
The move by Deputy Gerard Baudains, who argued that the current committee’s workload is too big, narrowly failed, but the committee came under repeated fire during a debate which at times resembled a no-confidence motion.
Deputy Baudains said that the excessive nature of the workload meant that the committee was failing to discharge its duties, particularly when it came to his own parish of St Clement which has borne the brunt of suburban sprawl.
‘Middle-aged parishioners, respectable gentlemen .
are now talking about civil disobedience as the only way forward,’ he claimed.
‘They see environmental destruction by a committee charged with safeguarding the environment.’