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Tynwald backs Langness inquiry

A public inquiry is to be held to resolve the long-running dispute between Jeremy Clarkson and members of the action group PRoWL, over the status of footpaths at Langness.

Tynwald voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move, and an amendment from Rushen MHK Juan Watterson, which broadens the scope of the investigation to include the whole network of paths on the peninsula.

Earlier the court emphatically rejected a report which recommended, among other things, the creation of a legally established path around the south east of the beauty spot, and a contribution of £20,000 towards the legal costs of Mr Clarkson and his wife.

The motion proposing the public inquiry was in the name of Transport Minister David Anderson, who said there was sufficient public interest in the status of the land to justify it being held (play attached audio file):

(Picture: Langness lighthouse).

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