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QEII playing fields 'not for sale'

The minister for education and children says he would never allow a road to be built through QEII High School's playing fields.

Eddie Teare has clarified the position after concerns from local residents and students that Heritage Homes was planning to construct a bypass between the Poortown Road and Douglas Road.

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne has also said he would not support a road which destroyed the playing fields, posting his comments on a Facebook protest page which has been set up.

Mr Teare says the land is simply not for sale:

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