The appeals Committee of the national Commission on planning and development by the majority of votes rejected the appeal of a group of businessmen against the decision to cancel the construction of a tourist facility on the beach «Palmachim».
The Committee’s decision puts an end to a six-year lawsuit, which began after the government, under public pressure, declared the beach «Palmachim» national Park, reversing the results of the tender for the construction of a big tourist site.
It should be noted that the Ministry of tourism were on the side of entrepreneurs.
The members of the appellate Committee agreed that the decision to declare the Park «Palmachim» national Park caused damage to the entrepreneurs, won the tender and have invested heavily in the planning process. At the same time, the Committee considered such a step justified in light of the public interest, ruling that the plaintiffs should be paid compensation.