Feedback is being sought on proposals that will shape the future of strategic planning and development in the north and west of the Island.
A public consultation has been launched, representing the first formal stage in producing a new area plan.
The Area Plan for the North and West is the local implementation of the policies and vision set out in the Isle of Man Strategic Plan 2016. Subject to Tynwald approval, it will replace the existing development plans currently in place; these are the local plans for Ramsey (1998), Peel (1989), Kirk Michael (1994), Sulby (1999), St John’s (1999), Foxdale (1999), as well as the remaining parts of the 1982 Plan which covers much of the countryside between the above settlements.
The current stage, which is referred to as ‘Preliminary Publicity’, invites all those interested to comment on the matters which the area plan aims to consider. With consultation documents and accompanying maps providing baseline information, responses will guide the preparation of the draft plan. This includes aiding decision making on where, when, and how land is allocated, reflecting both existing land uses and land proposed for development.
In 2020 a ‘call for sites’ took place, where all persons/groups with an interest were invited to propose sites to consider for future development or specific designations. These sites form a core part of this preliminary publicity, and are now available for viewing along with other relevant documentation.
The consultation documents can be viewed at https://consult.gov.im/cabinet-office/area-plan-for-the-north-and-west-preliminary-publi/
There are drop-in sessions in Peel and Ramsey where Officers will be on hand to talk to the public.
Peel – House of Manannan – 18th May 10.00 – 16.00
Peel – House of Manannan – 24th May 10.00 – 16.00
Ramsey Court House – 13th of May 12.00 -19.00
Ramsey Court House – 21st May 10.00 -16.00
The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 25 June 2021.