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Paid parking 'will be introduced'

Car parking spaces at North Beach
Deputy Sirett said paid parking would be introduced sooner or later

Guernsey's Environment Minister believes it is inevitable that paid parking will be introduced.

The States scrapped any plans for a scheme, which it was hoped would fund the island's Transport Strategy, in February.

Deputy Peter Sirett said the prospect of a parking charge has not gone away.

He said: "It will become essential, we're one of the few places in the western world where you can park without paying."

Deputy Sirrett said: "As Treasury keep saying, all the land that the States own, which is currently used as public parking spaces, needs to wash its face.

"Whether it's will be this year, next year or the year after I don't know."

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