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Tramway lobby says debate 'ill-informed'

Politicians should think holistically - Nutter

Douglas will be 'unrecognisable' if government proposals to shorten the horse tramway go through.

That's according to Julian Nutter, secretary of the Manx Electric Railway Society.

He's concerned there hasn't been a 'proper debate' on the future of horse trams, with a recent planning application for a new depot and stables at the Summerland site not being discussed in Tynwald.

Plans by for the redevelopment of Douglas promenade were narrowly defeated in the court - a combined vote will be held in January after the two chambers were divided on the issue.

Mr Nutter says the proposals will drastically change the landscape of the capital:

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