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Infrastructure Minister reverses promenade parking plans

Thu, 13 Nov 2014


There's good news for the retail sector as plans to cut parking times on Douglas promenade have been reversed.

The proposals, announced in October, saw the two-hour parking on the prom slashed to just a one-hour stay in an effort to encourage greater throughput of short term users.

It resulted in outcry from the town's retailers who were concerned it would have a damaging impact on trade.

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne says although the initial proposals would have saved £200,000 he has to listen to concerns:
 

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