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Commissioners' concerns over government's handling of consultations

Peel members claim they weren't listened to over draft area plan

Concerns over the government consultation process have been raised following the publication of the Draft Area Plan for the North and West.

The document sets out proposals for housing, employment, land, the environment and supporting infrastructure – people are being urged to share their views ahead of a public inquiry.

You can find the consultation here, and you have until 16 September to submit your views.

But Peel Commissioners has claimed that some of the points they raised for inclusion in the document have been ignored.

Chair Voirrey Heaton and commissioner Alan Jones told Manx Radio they’re hopeful that, with the new administration settled in, government will begin to approach things differently:

The infrastructure minister, Chris Thomas, has been responding to the criticisms:

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