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Plans to extend King Edward VIII pier submitted

DoI wants to build dolphin and footbridge

Plans to extend one of the piers used by the Steam Packet Company in Douglas have been published.

The Department of Infrastructure has submitted a planning application for a marine dolphin and footbridge on King Edward VIII pier.

A dolphin is a man made berthing or mooring structure that extends above water level and is not connected to the shore or any other structure like a quay wall or jetty.  

Dolphins increase the berthing surface when aligned with an existing pier or jetty, or they can provide independent mooring points.

The application says the scheme would include installing a mooring platform and mooring bollard, as well as additional work not included in the plans as it would not need approval by the planning board.

The site is in a high risk flood zone, but the department says it has not carried out a flood risk assessment as the structure will be founded in the seabed.

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