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Hundreds turn out for tour of Tucker's Point land

More than a thousand people have turned out for a tour of Tucker's Point land, organised by environmental, social and historical groups.

Members of the public were invited to join the groups for a first-hand look at the area affected by the special development order (SDO) passed recently in the House of Assembly.

The SDO could allow the construction of 78 homes and 70 hotel rooms on Tucker's Point land.

The Tucker's Town Historical Society, Bermuda Audubon Society, Bermuda National Trust, Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, CURB, Greenrock and SOS organised today's 2pm walk following their disappointment with the passage of the SDO.

Meanwhile, a press release issued by the hotel this afternoon stated its commitment to sustainable development.

"We are pleased to welcome members of the Tucker's Town Historical Society and other concerned Bermudians on their tour of Tucker's Point today. We embrace the opportunity to give our neighbors a first-hand understanding of the highly responsible way in which we have developed Tucker's Point. In terms of any future development, we remain committed to safeguarding the environmental and historical integrity of our property. We will continue to protect and enhance bird life, plants and trees, and safeguard the many caves in the woodland areas."

The statement continued: "We sincerely hope that the members of the Historical Society and others joining the walk benefit from their visit to Tucker's Point. We hope they will recognise Tucker's Point's leadership in establishing new standards of excellence in Bermuda's tourism industry. We hope, as well, that they will appreciate Tucker's Point's environmental stewardship, its continuing green initiatives and its commitment to sustainable development."

More than 1000 people turned out for a tour of land at Tucker's Point that will be affected by a special development order passed in the House of Assembly.

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Published March 06, 2011 at 4:14 pm (Updated March 06, 2011 at 6:57 pm)

Hundreds turn out for tour of Tucker's Point land

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