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Coastline protection plans debated

MHK wants more public input earlier on

There was disagreement in the House of Keys over when the Manx public should be consulted over the development of a strategy to protect the Island's coastline.

Michael MHK Alf Cannan said it was a case of government telling people, 'here's the solution, what do you think?'

He was referring to Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Richard Ronan's announcement a plan would be worked out, then put out to consultation.

Mr Cannan wants people to be involved more in the process, something which Mr Ronan said he would consider:

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