Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man public consulted on capital regeneration

Design proposal for Douglas, Isle of Man Image copyright IoM government
Image caption Proposals for the port area of Douglas include plans to redevelop the Sea Terminal site in the centre of town
Design proposal for Douglas, Isle of Man Image copyright IoM government
Image caption Visualisation of the Wintergarden and Lord Street site from the Quayside (facing north)
Design proposal for Douglas, Isle of Man Image copyright IoM government
Image caption The master plans take into account the island's growing population and a need to attract new investment
Design proposal for Douglas, Isle of Man Image copyright IoM government
Image caption The Sea Terminal building at the island's port could undergo a major transformation if plans to spruce up the capital are well-received

Members of the public on the Isle of Man are being asked by the government to join a discussion on plans to make the Manx capital a place "to be proud of".

The government hopes the consultation will promote debate on a series of "deliverable and ambitious proposals" to develop the town of Douglas.

The Central Douglas Master Plan calls for investment to "develop the economy and respond to a growing population".

The vision is intended as a long-term project to complement current regeneration projects.

About £20m was recently approved by Tynwald to make improvements to Douglas promenade after a government survey showed that nearly 60% of people thought its appearance was sub-standard.

The government said the public consultation, which incorporates Strand Street, The Quay, the seaport, the commercial town centre and the area around the Villa Marina, can be completed online until 14 November.

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