July 14th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department
The second phase of the major refurbishment of the freight berths at St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey has began.
This requires a section of North Beach car park to be used as a temporary storage area. Earlier this year the States of Guernsey Public Services Department consulted with stakeholders regarding the provision of alternative parking arrangements.
The feedback from the consultation formed part of the subsequent mitigation proposals.
The States of Guernsey Environment Department has since confirmed the revised arrangements, to provide additional public parking in areas of the East Arm and Castle Emplacement currently reserved for other uses.
This will result in there being only around 10 fewer long-term spaces than at present.
The plans show the changes to North Beach car park, the temporary access arrangements for other areas of the harbour, and the location of the new parking area on Castle Emplacement.
These temporary arrangements will come into effect from Monday 16 July 2012.
It is intended they will remain in place until the completion of the project, which is expected to be in August 2014.
However Guernsey Harbours will continue to monitor the situation, and welcomes feedback.
The refurbishment of the freight handling facilities is an essential strategic project for the island, and inevitably there will be greater pressure on space in and around the harbour while this work is underway.
The project team believes that the co-operation of all users can help to limit the impact of these changes.
If you have any further questions please contact Jim Anderson, Public Services Department on 234692 or by email Jim.Anderson @gov.gg.