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The Castletown Housing Land Review

The Castletown Housing Land Review

The Area Plan for the South includes a commitment to explore potential opportunities for additional housing within Castletown. This page provides information about this ongoing project.

Work has commenced on the Castletown Housing Land Review and is focussing on three main areas: 

  • Housing Need – to better understand the need for additional housing in Castletown
  • Possible Sites – to identify potentially suitable sites to satisfy that need
  • A Way Forward – to identify and implement a pragmatic and practical approach to facilitating those sites being brought forward

Call for Sites and Initial Consultation

In October 2015, the Department of Infrastructure (which was then the Department responsible for Planning Policy), started preparatory work on the Castletown Housing Land Review and issued a ‘Call for Sites’. From August to October 2016 the Cabinet Office carried an Initial Consultation to seek comments on:

  • a Provisional Housing Need Assessment for Castletown;
  • sites which were put forward to the Department in response to the ‘Call for Sites’ and other areas which could be considered (i.e. which in the Department’s opinion should also undergo preliminary assessment); and
  • potential ways forward for the project.

The material published as part of the consultation (which included the responses to the Call for Sites) can be viewed on an archived page.

The responses to the consultation can be viewed also.

Site Assessments

Site assessments are ongoing and it is the intention to finalise these ahead of any decision to pursue specific sites for residential development. The final Site Assessment Framework (updated after the Initial Consultation) can be viewed here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Castletown Housing Land Review project, please contact the Policy Team by e-mailing Planning Policy or by calling (01624) 685905

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