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MHK concerned by "overrestrictive" planning policy

Tynwald asked to set up committee following petition

An MHK says an "overrestrictive" planning policy denies those who live in areas at risk of flooding a chance to have their say on future developments.

Middle member Bill Shimmins will seek support to set up a committee looking at interested party status at this month's sitting of Tynwald.

It comes following a Tynwald Day petition from Trevor Cowin.

Mr Shimmins believes changes made last year are stopping concerns being heard by the planning committee:

You can watch the full interview with Mr Shimmins below:

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