Public Access To Gros Piton Nature Trail, Anse L’ Ivorgne, Soufriere

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The Department of Physical Development and Urban Renewal in response to concerns expressed by members of the general public with regards to the blockage of the access to the Gros Piton Trail through Anse L ’Ivorgne has examined the registered rights of the public to access the parcel of land on which the trail is located.

The mandate of the Department of Physical Development and Urban Renewal among other things, is to maintain the Land Registry records and manage state owned lands including the Queen’s Chain.

An examination of the Land Registry records for the Mondesir Estate in Soufriere has been
undertaken. This investigation sought to clarify the registered rights of public access to the Gros Piton trail where it traverses through Anse L’ Ivorgne.

The outcome of the investigation revealed the following:

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1. There is a registered public vehicular right of way from the Anse L’Ivorgne main road to the Queen’s Chain and the Anse L ’Ivorgne Beach. The alignment of this access is through the parcel of land commonly known as the Mondesir Estate. It partly aligns to the Anse
L’ Ivorgne River and culminates on the Anse L’ Ivorgne Beach.

2. The Gros Piton Trail which branches off this right of way is not a registered vehicular or
pedestrian right of way. This trail has been enjoyed by the public at the generosity of the
owners of the Mondesir Estate on whose land the trail is located.

3. The Gros Piton Trail is maintained and managed by the Soufriere Regional Development
Foundation.

The Department of Physical Development and Urban Renewal reassures the public that the access to the Queen’s Chain and the Anse L’ Ivorgne beach shall remain an uninterrupted public access to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike without fear of intimidation.

SOURCE: Department of Physical Development and Urban Renewal

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Lucians stop calling on the national trust it’s clear now they are a bunch of labour hacks we the people have a say but the country is so divided nothing will go right

  2. WHERE IS NATIONAL LAZY DIS TUST..WHERE IS RICHARD FREDRICK..WHERE ARE ALL THE NOISE MAKERS..EVEN THE BLIND MAN CAN SEE THE DIRECTION ST LUCIA IS HEADING..LAWLESS HATRED ECT ST LUCIA IS A CLOWN COUNTRY UNDER THE PJP ADMINISTRATION SHAME OF THOSE IN CHARGE..

  3. Now we can see how brilliant, Chas was. He was for St. Lucia and St. Lucians. Where is National trust or should I say st. Lucia labour party’s distrust. St. Lucia sucks. All criminals, crooks, no good for nothing people are associated with slp.

  4. Chas was right when he treated the national trust the way he did. Go and raise your own funds. Stop sucking the tax payers. These suckers name should be, SLP trust. How much PJP gave them? A situation of national interest and they quiet like a mouse.

  5. How can one path be blocked without creating another path for the public to use! That’s pure disrespect…………All those entities like the National Trust who used to make noise during the last administration please make noise again. These organizations should work in favor of the people and not party. DCA should not give approval to an owner to block a path without a commitment to create another.

  6. “This trail has been enjoyed by the public at the generosity of the
    owners of the Mondesir Estate”…… And no government saw it fit to acquire this trail as a public right of way so that we the public aren’t at the mercy of the owners!!!! St. Lucians should not be at anyone’s mercy to enjoy our patrimony!!!!

    • The public has access through Fond Gens Libre. I was in the area about two weeks ago. The road to the beach is horrible…a Mechanic’s dream. In view of the high crime situation, if I owned that property, I wouldn’t let strangers traverse my property. Unintended consequences.

  7. The government should not only come on news media to explain what are in the books to the people of Saint Lucia about their own heritage. YOU MUST ALSO WRITE IT BIG AND BOLD AND HAND IT TO THOSE FOREIGNERS WHO COME TO OUR SHORES THINKING THEY CAN BUY UP THE BEST PLOT OF LAND IN THE BEST PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY AND THEN TRY TO PREVENT US FROM ENJOYING OUR PATRIMONY…

  8. @Valdimir Puting what can I say there is plenty of wealthy St Lucian’s who refused to invest on the island so I guess the government has to look elsewhere to create employment for the people?

  9. Foreigners Coming to St.Lucia and do what they feel like Especially purchasing Properities Near the Beach prevenging St.Lucians access to the Beach .Landings cut an Entrance For Yaughts to have access Into the Hotel .Now no one can Walk from Groa.Islet to pigeon point you think thats Right .I wonder who was the Pm When that Happened

    • lol i understand what you saying they could at least say in summary No or Yes you can or cannot pass there to access the trail but from what i read i understand you cant use that road to access the trail but you can only go on the beach

    • Gassa, it rite deh. You cyan go on de people private property.
      “2. The Gros Piton Trail which branches off this right of way is not a registered vehicular or pedestrian right of way. This trail has been enjoyed by the public at the generosity of the owners of the Mondesir Estate on whose land the trail is located.”

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