Plans for masts on Minquiers and Ecréhous are scrapped
Saturday 26th January 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
PLANS to build 33-ft weather masts on the main islands of the Minquiers and Ecréhous have been scrapped after serious concerns were raised by Islanders.
Instead the masts, which would monitor wind speeds and inform future plans for harnessing renewable energy, could be placed out to sea on outlying rocks.
The Environment department has this week submitted plans for masts in two locations, one 3 km from the main Ecréhous island and the other 6 km from the main Minquiers island.