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Douglas Harbour Planning Application An 'Important Development'

5th August 2022
A planning application submitted by Isle of Man Government is to improve Douglas Harbour's King Edward VIII (in foreground) with alongside the Steam Packet's main ferry, Ben-My-Chree
A planning application submitted by Isle of Man Government is to improve Douglas Harbour's King Edward VIII (in foreground) with alongside the Steam Packet's main ferry, Ben-My-Chree

A planning application submitted by the Isle of Man Government's Department of Infrastructure (DoI) to improve Douglas Harbour is an important development according to the Minister.

It's for a marine dolphin and footbridge on King Edward VIII pier, and would include installing a mooring platform and mooring bollard.

Additional work not included in the plans will also be carried out which doesn't need approval by the planning board.

Chris Thomas says the work will improve the harbour in bad weather especially, and explains what marine dolphins are: (according to Manx Radio's audio clip that includes reference to newbuild ferry Manxman due in 2023).  

The Minister added that the application has been put together in consultation with the Isle of Man Steam Packet, and more details will be given to Tynwald members and the public in September.

The Steam Packet has declined our invitation to comment.

Published in Isle of Man
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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