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Commissioners worry Bay Queen plans are stalling

Fri, 26 Apr 2019

Commissioners in Port St Mary are concerned plans to redevelop a dilapidated former hotel are being held up in the planning process.

Developer Hartford Homes applied last summer to demolish parts of the listed building to make way for 45 apartments, separated into two blocks.

It’s yet to appear before the planning committee though, and it’s understood a new conservation officer is insisting further investigations are done before the building can be de-listed.

The village commissioners wrote to the Department of Environment Food and Agriculture to ask why the plans have yet to advance.

Chair of the board, Michelle Haywood, says many in the village are anxious to see progress, and warns ‘the longer the hotel sits there, the more unsafe and harder to deal with it becomes’.

She told Local Democracy Reporter Ewan Gawne the delay was disappointing:


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