Town Park: Not by 2012, say ministers


Last week the States voted by 23–22 to support a proposal by Deputy Geoff Southern to spend £10 million creating a ‘green lung’ in the area around Gas Place car park, but yesterday ministers agreed that until a scheme was in place that provided alternative parking spaces to replace those currently available, no park would be built.

And Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur pointed to background material given to the States last week by Deputy Southern as supporting evidence of the necessity to provide car parking before any park is built.

Meanwhile, there will be no move from the Council of Ministers to reverse the result of the controversial vote in the States. The moving of a ring binder on the desk of Economic Development Minister Alan Maclean cast his vote. As a result, the Senator’s vote was recorded as being in favour of the amendment to the States business plan when he had actually pressed the contre button.


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