Archway is removed during demolition work in Bordage

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A HISTORIC arch and part of a protected building owned by Ideal Furnishings were demolished during recent work, despite the business only having permission to reduce the height of the building.

The business in the Bordage had permission from planners to clear the listed derelict building at the eastern end of the site down to the first floor level because it was dangerous.

But now only an external wall on Contree Croix lane is left in place.

St Peter Port senior constable Dennis Le Moignan was involved with helping the dangerous building to be reduced in height, using emergency powers.

Contree Croix had been closed for months after part of the building collapsed into the lane.

However, he was not aware of how the clearance work had extended beyond its permission.

'I was in a state of shock when I walked up there last week when I saw the archway you used to drive under was missing and that other bits which should have been left weren't there,' he told last week's parish meeting.

'Planning got hold of me and asked what was going on.

'I said I had no idea.'

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