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Sark vineyards protest could see clameur being raised

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A PROTEST is planned today in Sark against further expansion of vineyards in the island and the subsequent loss of grazing.

A PROTEST is planned today in Sark against further expansion of vineyards in the island and the subsequent loss of grazing.

But Sark Estate Management, which is behind the developments, has insisted it is working closely with the half a dozen or so islanders whose animals graze on its land for a nominal fee and continues to provide them with substantial acreage.

SEM managing director Kevin Delaney, writing in the latest issue of the Sark Newsletter, also hit back at an anti-vineyard press release sent out by Rosanne Guille Byrne under the banner of the Agriculture and Environment Committee.

Newsletter editor Mr Delaney, pictured, said the press release had been issued even though the full committee had not met to discuss it.

Mr Delaney said that that 30 full-time jobs depended on the new industry and he had not been approached with any concerns about land management by any committee on Sark.

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