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Let's talk about Lord Street site

A former Douglas MHK is calling for a new bus station to be built on the Lord Street site now a developer has pulled the plug on a hotel and apartment scheme.

Last week Tynwald was told Askett Hawk had failed to submit a planning application by the January deadline and the government's agreement with the firm had ended.

Askett Hawk was granted a 999 year lease on the site in 2008 after outlining plans for a £70 million development.

Former South Douglas member Bill Malarkey spoke against the deal in Tynwald two years ago.

Now a Douglas councillor, he says a major re-think's needed on the corporation's plan to develop Cambrian Place on the other side of Lord Street:

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