'Finally' - MHK welcomes update
Manx Utilities has submitted a planning application for a new Sewage Treatment Works in Peel.
It's the latest step in plans to stop untreated sewage being pumped out to sea in the western bay once and for all.
In an update, the authority says the application documents have been finalised and were submitted on 30 November.
They were due to be submitted earlier in the month, with Peel Commissioners saying they were 'disappointed' after delays.
The new proposed site is situated in fields close to the Heritage Trail and adjacent to Peel Power Station - plans went on display in August. Peel: people have waited 'far too long' for modern sewage works - Manx Radio
It says the submission is now undergoing 'final checks by the Planning Department before they make them available for public access.'
'The application includes a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Flood Risk Assessment, a Statement of Community Involvement and a Road Safety Audit Report amongst others.'
Glenfaba and Peel MHK Kate Lord-Brennan reacted to the update, saying: "Finally a planning application has been submitted for sewage treatment facility for Peel. The agreement to purchase land is subject to planning permission being received and preapplication discussions with key parties have been going on for a while."
A Manx Utilities representative has previously told Manx Radio that they hope to have spades in the ground on the site in 2024. Construction is expected to take around 18 months to two years from that point.
You can find the update as well as a timeline of the sewage treatment project here. Manx Utilities - Peel updates