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Someone here must know what the deal is/was involving Chinese granite? Please tell all.

Forget about sea levels rising, the Island is sinking under the weight of all the foreign granite.

How can it be good design practice to introduce foreign stone into the heart of every settlement of more than a dozen homes? Watch out Bride, Ballaugh, Ballasalla, Ballakillowey, and Ballakilpheric. There's been a deal agreed and more Chinese granite will have to be used.

What we need is a body set up to protect the Island's history and heritage, to object to this sort of urban vandalism. We could call it Manx Heritage.

 

I recall an artist's impression of the regeneration for Peel and it involved sandstone pillars-because that was what people associate with Peel. But that idea seems to have disappeared without trace. I'm sure I didn't imagine it.

You're right about the sandstone pillars and they're mentioned here.

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/architects-vision-to-regenerate-streets-of-peel-1-1794508

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Someone here must know what the deal is/was involving Chinese granite? Please tell all.

Forget about sea levels rising, the Island is sinking under the weight of all the foreign granite.

How can it be good design practice to introduce foreign stone into the heart of every settlement of more than a dozen homes? Watch out Bride, Ballaugh, Ballasalla, Ballakillowey, and Ballakilpheric. There's been a deal agreed and more Chinese granite will have to be used.

What we need is a body set up to protect the Island's history and heritage, to object to this sort of urban vandalism. We could call it Manx Heritage.

I recall an artist's impression of the regeneration for Peel and it involved sandstone pillars-because that was what people associate with Peel. But that idea seems to have disappeared without trace. I'm sure I didn't imagine it.

You're right about the sandstone pillars and they're mentioned here.

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/architects-vision-to-regenerate-streets-of-peel-1-1794508

 

 

 

Thanks I liked that idea because you do associate sandstone with Peel.

How depressing that the 'vision' appeared in 2009 and all we are going to get is some paving in Market Square.

What happened to the rest of the ideas and the rest of the money?

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"Thanks I liked that idea because you do associate sandstone with Peel.
How depressing that the 'vision' appeared in 2009 and all we are going to get is some paving in Market Square.
What happened to the rest of the ideas and the rest of the money?

Edited by Moghrey Mie, Today, 12:00 AM."

Some of the "rest of the money" has been wasted spent on limestone paving in Port St Mary, re-replacing paving that had already been replaced within the past 10 years.

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"Thanks I liked that idea because you do associate sandstone with Peel.

How depressing that the 'vision' appeared in 2009 and all we are going to get is some paving in Market Square.

What happened to the rest of the ideas and the rest of the money?

 

Edited by Moghrey Mie, Today, 12:00 AM."

 

Some of the "rest of the money" has been wasted spent on limestone paving in Port St Mary, re-replacing paving that had already been replaced within the past 10 years.

Peel should have made a bid for the pavers that were taken up from Strand Street when they put the Chinese granite down. They would have been the right colour and suitably worn to put down in Michael Street and other areas of Peel.

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