Cedros residents mobilising to stop developer

Works are con­tin­u­ing in the Tre­strail Es­tate at Granville Vil­lage, Ce­dros, fol­low­ing re­ports that a land de­vel­op­er had blocked wa­ter­cours­es and bull­dozed forests in the penin­su­la.

This fol­lows an ex­clu­sive Guardian Me­dia re­port on Mon­day which showed that the ex­ca­va­tion of 64 acres of for­est land near the Granville Beach had posed se­ri­ous risks to the Granville ceme­tery and the aquifer.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view on Mon­day, landown­er Vin­cent Ram­per­sad said res­i­dents were now mo­bil­is­ing to take le­gal ac­tion against the de­vel­op­er.

Residents query Cedros land development Aquifer, wildlife under threat

A pri­vate land de­vel­op­er has bull­dozed over 64 acres of forests at the Tre­strail Es­tate in Granville, Ce­dros, dis­plac­ing red howler mon­keys and clog­ging the Ap­pang Riv­er and its trib­u­taries, whilst leav­ing the Granville Ceme­tery on the brink of col­lapse at the edge of a 100 feet man-made cliff.

The mat­ter is now the sub­ject of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Min­istry of Plan­ning, the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty and the Siparia Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion.