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MLC awaits planning reform

The Nunnery, pictured here in 1960, is one of many buildings said to be in need of protection (Credit: iMuseum)

More calls to protect architecture

An MLC says action needs to be taken over reform to the planning system.

It's after Charles Guard's 2015 Tynwald Day petition calling for the greater protection of historic buildings failed to carry - two years after it was lodged.

David Cretney attempted unsuccessfully to form a committee on the matter when Tynwald sat last Tuesday (18 July).

The minister in charge, Geoffrey Boot, told colleagues DEFA was already looking into reforming the planning system.

Mr Cretney admits progress has been slow so far:

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