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So, in conclusion then, the OP was wrong to accuse an MHK of blocking the plans?

 

In answer to your question...I don't know!

 

As much as Juan would like to think his powers are all consuming; in this case I don't think he would have the power of veto.

 

The inspector inspects (no surprise there), writes up his report and makes recommendations.

 

The planning committee then vote having heard from the inspector and the applicant.

 

Either side could lobby through the 'back door' if they wished.

 

Has happened before re: Mount Murray and the holiday homes with double garages!

 

TBT.

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Nice to see the usual egos desperately trying to quash something that will bring jobs and tourists to Port Erin. I'm sure they must all feel so incredibly important with themselves in the process of denying employment to others.

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Juan was on Port Erin beach today. No one bothered talking to him.

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The waste land at the end is owned by the DOI currently used for storing bits of Ramseys pier of all things. There's loads of room there. I don't see the problem.

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The waste land at the end is owned by the DOI currently used for storing bits of Ramseys pier of all things. There's loads of room there. I don't see the problem.

 

not enough brown envelopes??

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There's geese that live down there who'll be massively disturbed by building work

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I don't see the problem. Why would they need 150 odd spaces for a 20 bedroom hotel with a restaurant and a couple of other facilities? As for kicking existing parking spaces, so what? Nobody parks there at the moment anyway! Give them the 89 spaces, keep the green space, and let them get on with it!

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I don't see the problem. Why would they need 150 odd spaces for a 20 bedroom hotel with a restaurant and a couple of other facilities? As for kicking existing parking spaces, so what? Nobody parks there at the moment anyway! Give them the 89 spaces, keep the green space, and let them get on with it!

 

>I don't see the problem.

 

And I don't see the problem. The inspectors report suggests 6 conditions to aid approval. One involving the protection of the lizard population (condition 6). There may also be a bat or two in residence...

 

Get these conditions into some form of perspective and planning permission can be granted.

 

Sea Breezes are just trying to maximise their profits at the expense of accepted planning regs.

 

So what next? They ignore fire regulations, reduce the amount of insulation to below current standards, fit smaller roof trusses "coz they're cheaper", ignore current best practice regarding vehicular/wheelchair access, would the traffic lights at the Bay Hotel need attention (cue Matt) etc?

 

>Why would they need 150 odd spaces for a 20 bedroom hotel with a restaurant and a couple of other facilities?

 

Estimated parking spaces are; 11 for the offices, 16 for the laboratory, 20 for the hotel, 10 for the dive centre, 66 for the marine interpretation centre/shop, a coach drop off point (ah yes, coach parking...you forgot about that, what says the driver parks outside the Bay Hotel, blocks the traffic lights and prevents expeditious access to the lifeboat station?) plus a motorcycle/bike park.

 

The plans show 89 parking spaces for an expectant 123 vehicles, not including those who currently visit independent of the proposed facilities. Hence the developers need to permanently bulldoze the green area and shelter.

 

And I'm surmising the lizards/bats will have to make their own arrangements!

 

Nope, I just don't think it's been thought through.

 

TBT.

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Can you blame them for pulling out?

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Nice to see the usual egos desperately trying to quash something that will bring jobs and tourists to Port Erin. I'm sure they must all feel so incredibly important with themselves in the process of denying employment to others.

That seems to sum it all up after today's announcement. I hope the sundry local council bigwigs and the army of tinpot government arseholes who have swarmed around this are feeling so proud of themselves today as another potential job creation scheme disappears up its own arse due to self important fuckwits looking to justify their existence. They should be ashamed to be representing the public and one wonders whether any have put their own vanity ahead of reaching a compromise with a business that could happily be employing 20 people over the next few years. If you're unemployed and living in Port Erin you know whose doors you should be knocking on asking why your chance of getting a job has been curtailed. Still stopping a bit of none existent litter or the odd car parked in a field are more important to some people.

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the sums don't add up, heh.

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