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Guernsey politicians to debate runway extension

Plans to extend Guernsey's runway could be axed if politicians agree to stop investigating the idea. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Plans to extend Guernsey's runway to attract more airlines could be axed if politicians agree to stop investigating the idea in the States today.

Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee is asking the States to agree that no more time or money is spent on looking into extending the runway past its existing boundaries.

The Policy & Resources Committee is aware of the robust strength of feeling among the resident and business community in the Island that meaningful and sustainable change is required in order to secure and enhance the Bailiwick’s transport links.

The Committee has ascertained that the work required to consider the technical, regulatory, environmental and economic aspects of extending the airport runway beyond the current boundary to 1,700-1,800m would cost up to £700,000.

As the guardian of taxpayers’ money, the Committee cannot recommend using taxpayers’ money on apiece of work to explore a project that it strongly believes will not be progressed.

– The Policy & Resources Committee