Only two people have backed a controversial plan for ATV tours in the West End, while more than 400 are opposed to it, the Minister of Public Works said yesterday.

The news came in a response by Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch to parliamentary questions from One Bermuda Alliance MP Sylvan Richards.

Mr Richards asked how many people had responded to a request for comment on the proposed scheme to conduct tours along the Railway Trail and protected areas in Sandys.

Residents, farmers and environmental groups attacked the plan last year.

Colonel Burch said that 368 responses were submitted by e-mail, with six duplicates.

He added that 268 responses were submitted in writing.

Colonel Burch said, of those, 91 came from people outside the West End and 135 came from unknown people or unknown addresses.

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