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Harbour planning application 'important development' 

More details will be revealed in September

The planning application submitted by the Department of Infrastructure to improve Douglas Harbour is an important development according to the Minister.

It's for a marine dolphin and footbridge on King Edward VIII pier, and would include installing a mooring platform and mooring bollard.

Additional work not included in the plans will also be carried out which doesn't need approval by the planning board.

Chris Thomas says the work will improve the harbour in bad weather especially, and explains what marine dolphins are:

Mr Thomas says the application has been put together in consultation with the Steam Packet, and more details will be given to Tynwald members and the public in September.

The Steam Packet has declined our invitation to comment.

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