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Council supports Lord Street plan but has concerns over access

'Chapel Row is too narrow for extra traffic'

Douglas Council is welcoming a major project to develop the Lord Street bus station site with open arms, but has raised concerns over access.

Plans for the building of a 7-screen cinema, 80-bed hotel, retail units and apartments at the site are currently being assessed by government planning chiefs.

As part of this process, Douglas Council has been asked for feedback, which has come from a committee chaired by Councillor Ritchie McNicoll.

Access for vehicles through Chapel Row is already an issue for businesses in the area, and a major new development could exacerbate the problem according to the committee.

Mr McNicoll says delivery vans already struggle on what is a 'very narrow road'.

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