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Press Release - Alderney Runway

For immediate release: 19th April 2018

Policy and Finance Chairman, James Dent has warmly welcomed an intervention by the Guernsey President of Economic Development, Charles Parkinson, about the rehabilitation of the Alderney airport runway.

The importance of moving ahead quickly on the runway was raised by Alderney politicians at the Alderney Liaison Group last week. Two Deputies from Guernsey - Deputy Tindall and Deputy Mooney took up the matter following the meeting and expressed their concern about a possible delay to the runway work until 2020.

Charles Parkinson has pointed out the critical relationship between the runway work and the Public Service Agreement and has written to Deputy Brouard to ask him to ensure that a clear timetable for the runway rehabilitation is set out before the end of June.

James Dent said "We are pressing very hard for this investment to be accelerated. The approvals process has been tortuously slow and the delays cannot continue. I'm pleased that we are gaining traction and support with many of our political colleagues in Guernsey. Now is the time for the Policy and Resources Committee to act decisively and give the go-ahead to the runway rehabilitation."

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For further information, please contact the Chief Executive's Office on 01481 820010 or ceo@alderney.gov.gg