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Doi To Push On With Douglas Prom Work


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Why does resurfacing the prom need planning approval? OK they may be moving the tram tracks and altering kerb lines but I still dont see why it needs Planning permission.

 

More generally I think the island suffers from too much planning permission requirements, it adds cost and time to private enterprise.

 

In these straitened times anybody or any company wishing to do business should be encouraged, not held back with paperwork.

 

Even this work on the prom, that maybe undertaken by the departments own labour is a stimulus. Local firms will benefit from material sales but it would be better as Albert says if it was tendered for local civil engineering company's.

 

If, as it seems, it is not tendered out, then it at least will keep the DoI workforce busy and prevent lay offs.

This is going to be a nightmare.

The DOI are not equipped to build something of this size with their troglodites and this should have gone out to tender which would include tenders from across. Who in the right mind thought they could achieve this? Let them stick to minor roads, fixing repairs and other lesser important tasks, as they haven't got enough trogpower to do both.

9 years? absolutely pathetic and 3 years IMO, would be pushing it.

The Japs done that road that collapsed with the eathquake in about 2 weeks or so,the pics of before and after in the papers,lets get the same team over who done it.

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In an ideal world they'd be getting all the service providers around a table to see what requirements they're going to need in the near future in order to prevent the patchwork road we've currently got. Chance of this happening??

 

I was told on good authority that they do hold meetings about this sort of thing. When was the last time you saw a newly rebuilt road having a dirty big trench dug through it? This is one of those things we think happens but in reality, it rarely does.

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The Japs done that road that collapsed with the eathquake in about 2 weeks or so,the pics of before and after in the papers,lets get the same team over who done it.

but - that Jap road wasn't in use as they rebuilt it. If they could shut down the prom to all traffic for the duration of the works it could be done much quicker

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The Japs done that road that collapsed with the eathquake in about 2 weeks or so,the pics of before and after in the papers,lets get the same team over who done it.

but - that Jap road wasn't in use as they rebuilt it. If they could shut down the prom to all traffic for the duration of the works it could be done much quicker

If we gave them 2 months with the Prom closed they would probably only manage to get the mobile rest rooms and canteen setup on site.The mindset is all wrong.

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The Japs done that road that collapsed with the eathquake in about 2 weeks or so,the pics of before and after in the papers,lets get the same team over who done it.

but - that Jap road wasn't in use as they rebuilt it. If they could shut down the prom to all traffic for the duration of the works it could be done much quicker

 

Fair point but if they had built it properly in the first place it would have not needed rebuilding anyway.......................biggrin.png

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The Japs done that road that collapsed with the eathquake in about 2 weeks or so,the pics of before and after in the papers,lets get the same team over who done it.

but - that Jap road wasn't in use as they rebuilt it. If they could shut down the prom to all traffic for the duration of the works it could be done much quicker

Yes, 4 to 9 years instead of 5 to 10 probably.

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There should be some interesting history revealed as the DOI work their way along the Prom,I wonder what remains of the old cable tramcar turning point at bottom of Broadway.

Just pop up to what was the Waverley chippy (takeaway nr Waverley Court) and you will see tram track still in the road.
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I was told that when they did the roudabouts by the sea terminal they found a large cast pulley wheel buried in the the road which the cable used to run around. There must have been a similar one at bottom of Broadway.

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