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Last Updated: Monday, 18 July, 2005, 16:34 GMT 17:34 UK
States discuss new leisure centre
More than 100 people attended Monday night's meeting in Alderney's island hall to hear plans for Fort Tourgis and funding for a new leisure centre.

Both subjects have now been added to the agenda for Wednesday's States meeting at short notice.

The proposal to top up funding for a new leisure centre appears to have general support.

The states are being asked for an 800,000 grant to come out of off-shore gambling revenue.

Fort Tourgis proved more controversial.

The States are being asked to approve plans by developer Victor Levine to convert the landmark into around 50 dwellings.

The biggest frustration appears to be the lack of consultation.

People are worried about the States selling off the island's heritage too cheaply and the lack of detailed information about Mr Levine's plans which have never been shown to the public.


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