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Peel protest later today

The chairman of Peel Commissioners has defended regeneration work in the town's marketplace - and urged residents to wait until the scheme's finished, before taking a view.

Sandstone and granite are being used in the upgrade, replacing tarmac and concrete roads and pavements.

The project has also seen almost half a million pounds - more than 40 per cent of the budget - spent on replacing underground utility services.

Local residents unhappy at the area's new look will gather in the marketplace for a protest at 2.30pm this afternoon (Saturday).

However, commissioners' chairman Christine Moughtin is confident the project will bed-in well with its surroundings when it's finished:

Pictured: St Peter's church in Peel, before regeneration work

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