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The Isle of Man Government's Department of Infrastructure wants to build a dolphin and footbridge in Douglas Harbour.

As Manx Radio reports, plans have been published to extend one of the harbour's piers used by ferry operator, the IOM Steam Packet Company.

The DoI has submitted a planning application for a marine dolphin and footbridge on King Edward VIII Pier.

The application says the scheme would include installing a mooring platform and bollard, as well as additional work not included in the plans as it would not need approval by the planning board.

The site is in a high-risk flood zone, but the department says it has not carried out a flood risk assessment as the structure will be founded in the seabed.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago