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Douglas Council backs prom plans

Local authority pleased with compromises

Douglas Council has issued its response following the unveiling of the latest plans to redevelop the town's promenade.

The £20-million pound regeneration project would see the highway reconstructed and a 'cultural area' outside the Sefton Hotel.

The council says it's 'broadly supportive' of the design.

The latest plans for the promenade include an open-air theatre, new street furniture and changes to the horse tramway.

Council leader David Christian has praised the DoI for the close working relationship the two bodies have forged and says he's pleased compromises have been accepted on all sides.

He added that the council is keen to play a central role in replacing shelters, kiosks and other fixtures in a bit to revitalise the town, and 'transform the area into a gateway to the capital'.

The plans are subject to approval by Tynwald, which will debate and vote on them next week.

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