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Draft development brief for former Victoria Road Prison site is published for consultation

Friday, 28 February 2014

The former Isle of Man Prison Site on the Victoria Road, Douglas has been cleared for a number of years and the Isle of Man Government has been considering what uses may be suitable on the site in the future. 

To assist and guide future development a draft development brief has been prepared which sets out the basic guidelines for any development proposals to consider. 

This draft development brief has been issued for a 6 week consultation period to let all those who have an interest in the future of this key site to submit their views.  

Announcing the start of the consultation, Minister David Cretney stated:

'This is an important initial step in securing the redevelopment of a key Douglas site.  We look forward to hearing from all those with an interest in the future of this site'. 

The draft development brief can be viewed on the Government’s Consultation Website.

Alternatively, copies can be viewed or obtained from the Planning Office, Murray House, Mount Havelock, Douglas.

The Department welcomes representations from anyone who wishes to comment on the proposed development brief, either using the online survey, contained within the consultation page, or for those who do not have access to the internet, comments can be submitted to the address given below. Submissions should be marked clearly ‘Consultation on Draft Development Brief for the former Victoria Road prison site’.  

Comments can also be sent to;

Planning and Building Control Directorate

Department of Environment

Food and Agriculture

First Floor

Murray House

Mount Havelock


Isle of Man


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This consultation begins on 28 February 2014, lasting for 6 weeks and will close on 11 April 2014. 

For further information contact:

Michael Gallagher

Telephone:+44 1624 685903

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