A plan to build an entrance road over farmland to a new luxury resort has been branded a waste of scarce resources by an environmental charity.

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said it was disappointed that its Supreme Court appeal against the decision to give the road the green light had failed.

BEST went to court after Sylvan Richards, then the environment minister, backed the plan for the new entranceway from Middle Road in Sandys to the resort, built on the former military base at Morgan’s Point.

BEST said: “We objected to the plan by Caroline Bay to expand what was a farm-tractor access path through the middle of one of the largest actively farmed plots on the island into a grandiose entranceway for its luxury hotel and condo complex.

“BEST took the issue on in the public interest of preserving and protecting Bermuda’s dwindling stock of farmland.”

Developers Caroline Bay first applied to build the road in 2015, but the plan was rejected by the Development Applications Board.

A revised plan, however, was approved on appeal to Mr Richards, environment minister in the former One Bermuda Alliance government.

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