Tag "Environment Department"

Cycling push needs to go up a gear

Encouraging more people to cycle is one of the central goals of Environment’s new transport strategy. It has already begun to act by confirming a much-needed review of the seafront cycle path.

Meaning of cycle path white lines is ‘obscure’

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THE meaning of three white lines marked on the cycle and pedestrian path where cyclist David Allison was killed is ‘so obscure’ that even an experienced police sergeant had to telephone the Environment Department in order to establish what they meant, it has been revealed.

MD loses tribunal appeal for cafe at Stan Brouard

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EVEN a 5,000-signature petition was not enough to get approval for a cafe at Stan Brouard, as an independent planning tribunal ruled that the Landes du Marche site was too far from a rural centre to be allowed.

Bus service ideas sought

CT Plus bus. Buses.

SUGGESTIONS about how to make an ‘ideal’ Guernsey bus service are being sought by Environment.

Environment monolith rumbles on

NEW Environment minister Yvonne Burford is right to insist that the job is much bigger than paid parking and the transport strategy.

Transparent need for more open decisions

‘MUST do better.’ In the face of two damning indictments from the Planning Appeals Panel, the Environment minister’s response is wholly appropriate – and barely adequate.

Dementia sufferers ‘are blocking hospital’

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DEMENTIA patients are blocking beds at the hospital due to a severe shortage of specialist facilities and the problem is getting worse, it was revealed at a planning appeal yesterday.

Appeal hears Manor not viable as a hotel

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UPGRADING Manor Hotel into a two- or three-star hotel would not be a viable option, the company which wants to convert it into a residential care home argued yesterday.

Keep an open mind on Tracy Island

THE plans showing the proposed £20m. makeover for a new Idlerocks hotel have come as a surprise to many. And already the scheme, unveiled on Friday, is polarising opinion.

Hands free on the great strategy

WHEN a tanned and relaxed Environment minister saunters back into the world of work some time next month, he will have a scant week to get up to speed on the reaction to his long-awaited road transport strategy. And if the mood music from Frossard House and elsewhere is any guide, it will not be favourable.