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Hundreds of buildings waiting to be registered

DEFA minister insists progress made with staff in place

More than 200 sites are still waiting to be assessed by government before they can be added to a protected buildings list.

Despite this, the environment minister insists good progress is being made on updating the register.

The Cosy Nook, Trafalgar House and the Mitre in Kirk Michael have all been put forward for inclusion this week - however heritage campaigners say DEFA is still well behind.

Geoffrey Boot says issues with finding qualified registered building officers had delayed the process:

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