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DOI plans for Castletown bus stops refused

Tue, 30 Apr 2019

An application by the Department of Infrastructure to alter bus stops at the Parade in Castletown has been turned down by the planning committee.
The works were proposed to allow buses to pull ‘fully’ in to the kerbside next to the Douglas-bound stop by building out the footpath from the existing kerb.
On the opposite side, the DOI had planned to relocate the bus shelter to allow the public to get on public transport directly from the pavement.
However, Castletown Commissioners had voiced strong objections to the proposal, and want the Douglas-bound stop to be relocated to Farrant’s Way.
Despite the planning officer’s report recommending the application be approved, this week (29 April) the planning committee decided to reject it.
Committee chairman, Tim Baker MHK, who’s also a member of the department, left the room whilst the decision was made.
By Ewan Gawne - Local Democracy Reporting Service


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