New mast plans welcomed
Sunday 3rd February 2013, 5:10AM GMT.
REVISED plans to build 33-ft weather masts on rocks away from the main islands of the Minquiers and Ecréhous have been welcomed by users of the protected reefs.
Last week it was announced that controversial plans for masts on the main islands had been scrapped in favour of placing them on outlying rocks 3 km from Maître Ile, the main Ecréhous island, and 6 km from the main Minquiers island, also called Maître Ile.
The masts will be used to monitor wind speeds and inform future plans for harnessing renewable energy.