Alderney runway could become 'unusable' if not repaired

The cost of extending the runway is estimated to range between £20 to £30 million. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Alderney politician Steve Roberts has expressed concerns over the long term future of the island's runway.

He says if repairs are not carried out it will become "unusable".

The States of Alderney approved £12 million to resurface and widen the runway, but the debate remains around whether the length of the runway should be extended to allow larger planes to land in the island.

Recently, Guernsey's Chief Minister Deputy Peter Ferbrache visited the island and offered his support for the runway extension, but there are still worries around the viability of the project.