Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Your ruination of Portelet

(Updated Wed 21-Sept-11 with BEFORE photos)

It's in your name. You vote for these greedy idiots!

The holiday camp may have been large but it never dominated the landscape like this.

The wide angle view they don't show you in the media - it looks like a town has expanded to the bay and is about to spill over the cliff.

So out of place it looks like it was photoshopped - sadly this is a genuine photo.

The old holiday camp was set back from the edge, with a swimming pool in front, and wasn't so high and overbearing.

I quite like the interesting design but this really isn't a fitting place for it. It's a travesty to spoil the bay like this.

A few years earlier ...

The holiday village was far less stark, natural colours and no large flat areas...

.. so it sat comfortably in the landscape without drawing undue attention to itself.

You could see the top of the cliff face behind the flat roof, and there was copious greenery all around...

.. closer - and no ugly buildings right on the skyline either.

If we're going to over-develop the bay, call in the Italians for some aesthetic guidance!

(Manarola, Cinque Terre)

After all the Line In The Sand and fuss over Plemont, you'd think they'd learn, wouldn't you? This is what you get when you vote for the money men to look after the island. All they care about is making more money.

The government you deserve. The planning you deserve. The environment you deserve.

Jersey, you voted (or failed to vote) last time for the clowns who will always ride roughshod over the wishes of the real islanders, promoting their interests above ours.

This is a disgrace. A disgusting disgrace. Hang your heads in shame, those responsible. That includes YOU if you never bother to use your vote, or if you choose the 'safe pair of hands' who obviously know what's best because their selfish drives and psychopathic absence of empathy for anyone but themselves has led them to positions of wealth and 'success'. Out of proportion wealth and success comes from greedily leaching inordinate amounts of money from other people - remember that. The rich get richer at the expense of others. Is that a quality that makes for good leaders?

For f***'s sake vote wisely next month or there'll be even more of this selfish rape of our island.