Policy & Resources Committee - P.2019/21
The States are asked to decide:-
Whether, after consideration of the policy letter entitled 'Review of strategic air and sea links infrastructure' dated 12 March 2019 they are of the opinion:-
1 (a) To agree that no further work is carried out to assess the business case for extending the airport runway outside its current boundaries given the other options available for meeting Guernsey's air links objectives including the work of the States' Trading Supervisory Board investigation to examine the possibility of commissioning 107 metres of starter strip/paved runway end safety area ("RESA") to increase the current available runway length from 1463 metres to 1570 for take-off and landing on RW09 and landing on RW27;
1 (b) To direct the Policy & Resources Committee to open a capital vote of up to £700,000 to commission further work on the technical, regulatory, environmental and economic business case for the extension of the airport runway beyond the current boundaries to 1,700-1,800m, as set out in paragraph 1.6 of this policy letter.
2 To endorse the Policy & Resources Committee using its delegated authority to approve funding of up to £400,000 charged to the Capital Reserve to commission and undertake work on contingency options relating to the Island's sea links, as set out in paragraph 7.20 of this policy letter.
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.