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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2007, 11:48 GMT 12:48 UK
Sark mulls size limit on tractors
Sark tractor
The Chief Pleas is considering the non-essential use of tractors
Traffic chiefs on the Channel Island of Sark, where cars are banned, are concerned about the size of tractors, which are the only vehicles allowed.

The Traffic Committee is worried high levels of tractor traffic are putting the environment and roads at risk.

Sark's government, the Chief Pleas, is leaving the number of tractor licences at 77, but the size of vehicles allowed is being looked at.

The move follows complaints about high levels of traffic around the island.

The tractors on the island can all be used at one time in the holiday season and Sark's traffic committee is concerned about the noise and dust.

Deputies were told smaller tractors have less impact on the environment and cause less dust and noise.

The non-essential use of tractors in the island is also to be looked at.


SEE ALSO
Traffic concerns on car-free Sark
03 Apr 07 |  Guernsey
Call to upgrade Sark harbour bus
23 Mar 07 |  Guernsey
Plan to settle island dust issue
09 Apr 06 |  Guernsey
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20 Jan 06 |  Guernsey

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