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|Update to the Lower Douglas Master Plan||Proposed Update to the Lower Douglas Master Plan relating to Lord Street – September 2013|
We live in rapidly changing times, following a number of changes to the situation of the Lord Street site. The Department is consulting on a number of minor updates to the ‘Lower Douglas Master Plan – Interim Planning Guidance for Key Town Centre Sites in Douglas’ which was originally published in October 2012.
Currently Lord Street is the location of a number of bus stops which provide opportunities for bus transfer connections as well as serving the needs of users of the town centre. Therefore the consultation is also seeking views about: When considering the redevelopment of the Lord Street site should consideration be given to incorporating appropriate bus interchange facilities to serve the needs of Central Douglas?
This consultation begins on 16th September 2013, lasting for 6 weeks and will close on 28th October 2013. We would encourage the submission of clear and concise responses via the online questionnaire.
|16 September 2013 - 28 October 2013|
|Review of Legislation relating to the Control of Advertisements||Review of Legislation relating to the Control of Advertisements|
This consultation relates to the control of advertisements, which aims to assist in updating and rationalising the relevant primary legislation and Advertisement Regulations to ensure the legislation is fit for purpose for the future, whilst endeavouring to streamline and remove duplication of process as appropriate.
|3 July 2013 - 28 August 2013|
|Draft Building Regulations 2013||Draft Building Regulations 2013|
This consultation concerns a proposal, by the Department of Infrastructure, for a set of new Building Regulations based on changes to the Building Control Act 1991. The consultation encompasses matters concerning Building Regulations in particular those in relation to the Conservation of energy, Fire safety, Drainage, Prevention of waste, Water efficiency and the future security of our homes.
Some parts of the Regulations are also revised to improve current working practice as well as reduction in number of requirements whilst requiring similar standards of workmanship for exempt work such as porch, conservatories and replacement windows etc.
|28 June 2013 - 12 August 2013|
|Draft Building (Fees) Regulations 2013||Draft Building (Fees) Regulations 2013|
This consultation concerns a proposal, by the Department of Infrastructure, for set of new Building (Fees) Regulations for the next three years based on policy of the developer pays principal; in this way over time making the Building Control Service self financing and reduce the cost to tax payers and those of rate payers in Douglas Borough Council and Onchan District Commissioners (where they are Building Control Authorities). The consultation seeks the views of stakeholders concerning the fees proposed.
|14 February 2013 - 3 April 2013|
|Vehicle Roadworthiness||To consider introducing additional roadworthiness testing for vehicles|
About 10% of accidents on the Isle of Man involve vehicles where a mechanical fault contributed to or caused the accident. In the UK this figure is 2%. In the UK all private vehicles are tested annually after their third anniversary. In most of Europe vehicles are tested on their fourth anniversary and then every two years. Currently on the Isle of Man there is no mandatory test for private vehicles other than if they are more than 3 years old when first registered. This means they could be used for many decades without being tested. All vehicles need to be maintained to a safe standard particularly as they get older.
The Department is therefore seeking your opinion as to whether additional vehicle testing should be introduced. This might comprise a one off test at 10 or 15 years or possibly regular testing at other intervals. Or should we leave testing as it is currently. Please tell us what you think.
|3 December 2012 - 1 February 2013|