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Regeneration chief takes views on board

An artist's impression of Peel's Market Square after regeneration work is completed.

No plans to change work, though

Differences of opinion over regeneration schemes in public places are to be expected - but won't result in work stopping.

That view from the government's regeneration manager, Steven Stanley, who is overseeing schemes to upgrade town and village centres around the Island.

An £8 million fund has been ringfenced for regeneration.

Peel marketplace's new look is proving controversial - with a section of the community voicing strong opposition to the installation of a white granite step 'terrace' in front of the church.

Mr Stanley says everyone's view is valid - but his priority is the long-term aim of the overall project:

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