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Time to 'remove barriers' to enable regeneration says CM

New Built Environment Reform Programme unveiled

Government needs to be ‘bolder’ and ‘braver’ in efforts to redevelop the Isle of Man.

That’s the view of the chief minister who has unveiled a two-year Built Environment Reform Programme.

The strategy has four objectives including:


  • Simplifying access to the planning system
  • Improving the planning process
  • Aligning national planning policies, plans and strategies with the Island Plan
  • Ensuring attractiveness of Brownfield development to protect green fields, landscape and beauty

Alfred Cannan says the Island's built environment needs to be sustainable and capable of delivering economic and social value.

He said: "Everyone can benefit from transforming unattractive wastelands and derelict buildings into appropriate, affordable, sustainable buildings for residential or modern commercial use.  

"In the process we can attract new businesses and enable existing businesses to grow and thrive."

Mr Cannan has described the new plan as a 'programme of national importance' to the Council of Ministers and says it will start to address problems that ‘hold things back’:

You can find the Built Environment Reform Programme HERE.

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