Jersey states members rejected plans for affordable housing to be built on old glasshouse sites. Senator Kristina Moore, who lodged the proposition, suggested the sites could be split equally for homes and farming, or with an additional community space.
Ms. Moore described derelict greenhouses across Jersey as "dangerous eyesores". But members argued it would undermine the Island Bridging Plan, which makes sure future developments contribute positively to the island.
Ms. Moore said the plans would deliver a "solution to something that had blighted our landscapes for many years" but her proposal was rejected with 26 members voting against the amendment to 19 voting in favor of it.
With derelict glasshouse sites out of the frame, it's now more likely green fields will instead need to be rezoned for development.
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