Tag "Environment Department"

A wider solution

DEAR Vale deputies I am sure that you will be inundated with parishioners contacting you concerning the new vehicle width/emissions tax. I make no apology for adding to that correspondence.

Revised kiosk design gets go ahead

CT Plus has been given the go-ahead to put a new kiosk at the bus terminus in Town after submitting revised plans which do not include the structure being painted the bright yellow and green of the company’s colours. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 6020524)

TONED-DOWN plans for the bus terminus kiosk have been approved by planners, after it was decided the original scheme would harm the historic area.

Get ready for the long and winding road

YOU know it is going to be bad when the apologies come in a month before the roadworks are even due to start. It is a safe bet that motorists trying to get from Town to the airport or past it will struggle to maintain their cool as they negotiate an alternative route through six parishes.

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.