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Calls to halt L'Ancresse wall demolition

A Guernsey Deputy is trying to halt plans to bring down part of the L'Ancresse wall. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A Guernsey Deputy is trying to halt plans to bring down part of the L'Ancresse wall.

There are plans to demolish a section of the wall but this has been met with opposition from islanders who say it holds historic value.

In 2017 the States voted to tear it down and return the site to a natural sand bank because of its poor condition.

However, Deputy Al Brouard who is trying to stop it, claims it would be counter intuitive spending thousands of pounds to remove it as it has been a useful sea defence.

Deputy Al Brouard will ask the States to suspend current plans for 10 years and to create a maintenace plan for the site.

The future of the anti-tank wall, built during the Second World War, will be debated in the States later this month.