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14 minutes ago, CallMeCurious said:

Would that we had area plans to address this problem. Oh wait, we do?

Honestly though, judging by the demand for new housing with 1.5 car driveways and postage stamp gardens and no shops or public amenities within walking distance, you'd think some people really don't want to live in Douglas.  

They obviously don't!

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I have been driving along the prom twice a day this week and it is honestly in my opinion worse now than when it was "broken"

Totally , a friend has two businesses down there and he's always very optimistic but he's now at the end of his tether tbh. One shop is just about inaccessable and very little parking while the other

But just imagine if they weren’t. Just imagine that we all came together, without ego or agendas, and came together to create a space as described. Imagine the joy of those who built it and and joy of

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21 hours ago, TomTucker said:

Don’t give planning permission to developers on green field sites unless they address brown field sites. 

Why not just turn the brownfield sites into gardens  or let them gradually re-wild? Or use them as allotments?

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7 hours ago, Augustus said:

Douglas Promenade is still full of debris after the storms nearly four weeks ago. Nobody is at home. Nobody cares. 

But what's the point of clearing it up? The next time there is a storm it will be just as bad. 

Let's be honest: Building the promenade right next to the sea was a daft idea.

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26 minutes ago, pongo said:

 

Let's be honest: Building the promenade right next to the sea was a daft idea.

 

The built it in the sea if you think about it

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1 hour ago, pongo said:

But what's the point of clearing it up? The next time there is a storm it will be just as bad. 

Let's be honest: Building the promenade right next to the sea was a daft idea.

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Jesus. Why bother to wash your clothes? They'll just get dirty again. 

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20 hours ago, Apple said:

Run for MHK one would hope.

His knowledge and expertise would be useful in turning round the prevalent attitude to the capital.  He is passionate about Douglas and can be quite anti government at times. 

The whole place is deteriorating into a story state and quickly. Used to enjoy going there but not anymore (even outside of lockdown). It needs something.

You could not be more wrong about him running for MHK - unless you wanted another HQ in a position of power.

He’s already had twenty years to clean up Douglas. He’s failed. Why on earth would you think he’d do any better at a National level? 

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12 hours ago, pongo said:

Why not just turn the brownfield sites into gardens  or let them gradually re-wild? Or use them as allotments?

Re-wilding is good for farmland and public spaces but not as a replacement for empty lots and rundown buildings, its the gaps in the promenade, old prison site, former warehouses and just generally dumpery of Douglas that needs fixing. 

 

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30 minutes ago, TomTucker said:

Re-wilding is good for farmland and public spaces but not as a replacement for empty lots and rundown buildings, its the gaps in the promenade, old prison site, former warehouses and just generally dumpery of Douglas that needs fixing. 

Is there any need to be filling in gaps in the promenade

And in general - surely the town will be nicer for having more green spaces. Especially as the evolution of retail and work in general means less demand for town centre retail and office space.

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3 hours ago, Roxanne said:

You could not be more wrong about him running for MHK

I arrived at that conclusion by looking at other potential candidates for both local and general elections.

Douglas is the capital and its a mess. 

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1 hour ago, pongo said:

Is there any need to be filling in gaps in the promenade

And in general - surely the town will be nicer for having more green spaces. Especially as the evolution of retail and work in general means less demand for town centre retail and office space.

Definitely I would knock half of douglas seafront down and replace with green and multi use pedestrian areas. 

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1 minute ago, TomTucker said:

Definitely I would knock half of douglas seafront down and replace with green and multi use pedestrian areas. 

That would be a fantastic outcome. 

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