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Gov't plans for Douglas sea wall rejected

Committee vote against half-a-million-pound scheme

Government plans to build a 4ft high sea wall along Douglas promenade have been rejected by planners. 

The Department of Infrastructure had proposed new defences for a section of the current walkway along Loch promenade. 

The half-a-million-pound scheme was put forward to protect the seafront against coastal over-topping, as part of the climate change mitigation strategy. 

However, yesterday (7 Oct) the planning committee voted down the plans.

Chairman Tim Baker, who's a member of the Department of Infrastructure, left the room whilst the decision was made. 

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