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Plans to redevelop North Quay buildings rejected

Tue, 27 Sep 2022

Plans to demolish and redevelop a group of buildings in Douglas have been rejected by planners.

Developer Kelman Limited had applied to redevelop the registered 18th Century former warehouse on Douglas' North Quay into 10 flats and food and drink outlets.

The application was narrowly refused by the island's planning committee.

In a statement, Kelproperties said: "We have spent several years trying to invest £8 million to fix this crumbling eyesore, but have been unable to overcome the objections of the planners.

This was an environmentally responsible project to rehabilitate a dilapidated brownfield site, create more homes and create more jobs, while investing in our high street to create entertainment for our community. People who want a vibrant Douglas town centre have lost. People who want to create good jobs have lost. People who want to enhance our environment have lost. People who want to create housing for Manx families have lost."

The site's owners have said the properties will now be put up for sale.


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