Royal Gazette: Protesters present 4,000-name petition against hotel SDO
Campaigners protesting against the scale of plans for the Fairmont Southampton resort presented the Government with a petition bearing more than 4,000 signatures yesterday morning.
About 90 demonstrators gathered on the Cabinet grounds to voice their concerns about the reach of a special development order request submitted by Westend Properties, the hotel’s owner and an affiliate of Miami-based investment firm Gencom.
Some carried signs with messages such as “environment over profit” and “don’t give away our heritage”.
An application to the Department of Planning requested in-principle approval for up to 114 tourism and 147 residential units in buildings of two to six storeys at the site.
It also sought permission for associated access roads, parking areas and modifications to the resort’s golf course.