The family which owns the land needed to extend Guernsey Airport's runway has said it is resigned to losing it.
Nick Le Messurier, speaking on behalf of his two brothers, said he had played in the two fields as a child, which have been in the family for decades.
He said there was little hope of the States deciding against the compulsory purchase of the land.
Mr Le Messurier said: "The States might not go with this but... let's be realistic that's not very likely."
He added: "We're just really getting used to the idea that the fields will be compulsorily purchased."