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Residents air range of planning concerns

Crosby and Glen Vine draft plan, development sites shown in pink

Meeting shines spotlight on proposals

Island residents have pushed concerns over long-term development on green field sites up the political agenda.

 

An audience of around 70 members of the public, MHKs and local authority members debated planning policy at a Positive Action Group meeting at the Manx Legion Club last night (27 March).

 

On the agenda was the controversial area plan for the east, which has earmarked more than 200 sites for potential housing and business development. 

 

The government's Head of Planning Policy Diane Brown assured the meeting nothing had been decided yet, and confirmed residents have an  extra month to submit comments to a public consultation.

 

The new deadline for submissions is Friday 26 May.

 

These residents told us key issues are now out in the open: 

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