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States to livestream public meeting on L'Ancresse East proposals

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Friday 18 August 2017

A second public presentation on the proposed managed realignment of the coast at L'Ancresse is being held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22nd August.

The meeting and presentation will be led by Royal Haskoning, coastal management and engineering consultants.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the States of Guernsey Facebook page.

A presentation for States' members will be held at 3.30pm and there will also be an opportunity for States' members to discuss the proposals with Royal Haskoning at East L'Ancresse during their visit. The Policy Letter in respect of the proposals for the managed realignment at L'Ancresse will be discussed by the States next month.

The States will debate the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure proposals for the removal of a 130m section of the damaged wall at L'Ancresse East in September. The proposal would include the construction of two rock armour groynes which would assist the development of a dune backed beach in the area immediately west of the kiosk. Options for protecting or relocating the kiosk will also be considered in the policy letter presented to the States.

Prior to WWII the 1km wide bay at Pembroke/L'Ancresse was backed by sand dunes, similar to those at Les Amarreurs, Port Soif and Grande Rocques and the removal of 130m section of the WWII tank wall between the two rock groynes would allow the re-development of a sandy beach.

The Martello tower immediately to the south will not be affected by the realignment of the beach. The public footpath, currently running along the back of the wall, will be moved to north of the Martello tower where there is already a well-trodden 'desire line' which goes around the back of the kiosk towards the slipway. The slipway would be unaffected by the proposal and would remain available for access.

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