Guersey deputy condemns plans for seafront consultation

A Guernsey deputy has condemned plans for a consultation on a major re-design of the St Peter Port seafront.

Deputy Mary Lowe quit the recently-formed seafront committee last week, claiming it had expanded its focus well beyond the traffic and cruise-liner issues it was set up to address.

She's told ITV News the committee is now preparing to recruit a consultant to look at much broader, more radical changes to the harbour area, which 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.

And while she is pleased to see the one-lane seafront road has returned to being two lanes, she is still opposing the continued use of police officers to man the crossing by the Town Church on busy cruise days.