PSD’s proposed option C Guernsey airport expansion

October 25th, 2010 by Stephen Fell

Proposed PSD option C for the Guernsey airport runway extension (click image to expand)

The picture depicts the impact of the Public Service Department’s preferred solution (option C) to extending Guernsey’s airport runway.  Their proposal requires a new perimeter fence of many kilometres, the destruction of 13 acres of good agricultural land, the burying of La Mare Road under 7 metres of infill, and the extension by 120 metres of the runway to the west.  Option C can be avoided with the use of an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS).

EMAS is a more environmental solution than the one proposed by PSD.  It is safer than grass and can be accommodated with the current airport boundary, and constructed with the savings made by not extending the airport to the west.

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