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Seafront changes for cruise passengers are approved

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REVISED plans for the upcoming cruise liner season have been given the go-ahead and will now see the pavement adjacent to the unofficial crossing widened.

Under Public Service's approved proposals, the number of planters will be reduced, and there will also be better signage and improved pedestrian walkways.

In the decision notice, planners said the widening of the walkway on the Albert Marina side, opposite the Albion, would improve health and safety.

It will be done by extending the quay edge out over the slipway, so the width of the two traffic lanes will be unaffected.

Gates will allow vehicles to access the slip.

'This and the minor alterations to fencing in this location would resolve a particular health and safety issue at an existing pedestrian "pinch point" and would have no adverse impact on the character or appearance of the conservation area,' planners said.

The crossing will be controlled by seasonal Visit Guernsey staff, who have been sworn in as special constables, who will replace off-duty police constables in a cost-saving exercise.

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