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Islanders to have their say on St Peter Port seafront changes

Islanders will get their say on controversial plans to re-design St Peter Port seafront for the first time tonight.

The first of a series of public consultation workshops is being held this evening and will include representatives from Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce, campaign group Enough is Enough, as well as members of the public.

The proposals have previously come under fire from Deputy Mary Lowe, who quit the seafront committee in September, arguing it was planning things outside of its area of responsibility.

Changes could include removing parking from the piers to make way for commercial developments, a new harbour passenger terminal and more traffic-reduction measures on St Peter Port's main roads.

These are issues that affect us all to some degree, and as such there are lots of views on the best way forward and where the balance between all the different requirements should be. The purpose of the consultation process is to ensure we are aware of the public’s appetite for change and to discuss the issues that are most important to us.

– Jonathan Le Tocq, Chief Minister