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Wrong railings to be replaced - at a cost of £10,000

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A £10,000 project to replace incorrect railings at a newly built £130,000 seawall footpath at Le Hocq could begin next month, a government spokeswoman has said.

Picture: ROB CURRIE. (25798961)

In July, the Planning Department ruled that the Growth, Housing and Environment Department had breached planning rules by installing ‘key clamp’ guardrails – similar to those in St Ouen’s Bay – rather than ‘post and rail’, found at most of the Island’s other coastal spots.

A government spokeswoman said: ‘The current estimated dispatch date for the post and rail from our UK supplier is the week commencing Monday 23 September.

‘Allowing two weeks’ contingency for any further manufacture delays and delivery from the UK to Jersey, we currently plan to start the changing out works on week commencing Monday 7 October.

‘We have a contractor primed to start the works as soon as the post and rail arrives on Jersey.’

The old ‘key clamp’ railings – initially chosen due to the low cost of obtaining and fitting them – are due to be put into storage to be used at another location at a later date.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor
Journalist

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