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Planners could reject car parks on South Quay

Decision to be made on Monday

A decision will be made by the Planning Committee on two separate bids to create car parks on South Quay in Douglas at a meeting next Monday (September 3).

Quay Properties Ltd has requested permission to demolish an existing industrial unit at 25 South Quay, and create a 30-space temporary car park for a period of four years.

The planning officer has recommended the application be refused on several grounds, including highway safety, limiting available employed land in the capital, and failing to match the zoning requirements set out in the Douglas Local Plan 1998.

According to the officer the proposal would also reduce the chance of a prominent brownfield site being redeveloped, which contradicts government policy.

A separate application has also been lodged by Mr Marc Thompson to create 46 temporary car park spaces and three self-service car washing machines at a site on South Quay.

Issues with zoning, water pollution and the risk of hindering the development of a brownfield site have been cited as reasons for refusal by the planning officer, who's recommended the application be rejected.

Decisions on both the applications will be made by the committee at the meeting, which is held in public at the Ground Floor Committee Room in Murray House, Douglas.

You can view both the applications and officer's reports online via the government's website.

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