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Committee chair hopes lessons can be learnt from prom scheme

MHK wants government to work with local businesses affected

The chairman of a Tynwald committee believes there are lessons to be learnt from the Douglas promenade refurbishment scheme.

The Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee has been hearing evidence from Department of Infrastructure bosses, as well as hoteliers and restaurant owners based on the seafront.

With around 18 months before the project is completed, some businesses have reported trade has fallen by up to a fifth.

Rob Callister MHK hopes the government works more closely with local traders for the remainder of the works:

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