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Proposed Port Erin (Boundary Extension) Order

Port Erin Commissioners have made an application to the Department of Infrastructure for an order under s.6 of the Local Government Act 1985 to adjust the boundaries between the districts of Rushen and Port Erin so as to move the entire residential estate at Ballakilley into Port Erin.

A copy of Port Erin Commissioners application, together with plans of the area can be found in the downloadable documents section.

The land sought to be moved is at present part of the parish of Rushen.

The Department is required to hold an inquiry in respect of this application.

Public Inquiry 

Mr G. F. Karran MBE TH has been appointed as Chairperson of the inquiry, and the public inquiry will be held at:

Date and time
9.30 am on week commencing Monday 21 January 2019

Location
Civic Centre
Farrant’s Way
Castletown
IM9 1NR

Deadline for making a submission (by 5.30pm on Friday 14 December 2018)

Any person who wishes to either make a new submission or expand on a submission already made should submit two copies of this submission including their name and address to the Department of Infrastructure marked for the attention of the Chairperson of the Inquiry. The documents should be submitted before 5.30pm on Friday 14 December 2018. As this is to be a Public Inquiry those making submissions should be aware that any document or evidence submitted to the Inquiry will be made public.

Deadline to request to be treated as an Interested Party (by 5.30pm on Friday 14 December 2018)

All members of the public are welcome to attend the inquiry. However, if they wish to appear to give evidence or question other witnesses they will have to be granted Interested Party Status.

Any person or Authority, who or which has not already done so, should write to the Chairperson by 5.30pm on Friday 14 December 2018 requesting to be treated as an Interested Party. This request should be lodged in duplicate by sending their request in writing to the Department of Infrastructure marked for the attention of the Chairperson of the Inquiry, and outlining why they consider they should be regarded as having an interest in the subject matter of the Inquiry. A decision on the request will be conveyed to the applicant by Friday 21 December 2018.

Any person who fails to apply for Interested Party status by Friday 14 December 2018 can still make a request by submitting this to the Department marked for the attention of the Chairperson. This request should include not only why they consider they are interested in the subject matter but why they were unable to meet the December deadline. Any such requests will be considered by the Chairperson at his discretion.

Deadline for submission of proofs of evidence (by 5.30pm on Friday 11 January 2019)

Any person or authority granted Interested Party status intending to call any persons to give evidence, at the Inquiry should submit proofs of evidence. These should be submitted in duplicate by 5.30pm on Friday 11 January 2019 to the Department of Infrastructure marked for the attention of the Chairperson of the Inquiry.

Site Visit (need to indicate by 5.30pm on Tuesday 15 January 2019) 

The Chairman will visit the site at 10.30am on Friday 18th January 2019.  Any person or authority granted Interested Party status should indicate to the Department of Infrastructure by 5.30pm on Tuesday 15 January 2019 if they wish to accompany the Chairperson of the Inquiry at his visit to the site.

The contact details to inform the Chairperson of any of the above is LocalGovernment@gov.im or by post to the Chairperson c/o Local Government Unit, Department of Infrastructure, Sea Terminal, Douglas, IM1 2RF.

A public notice setting out the above details is available to view in the downloadable documents section at the top right of this page.

Proposed Douglas (Alteration of Wards and Number of Members) Scheme  

Douglas Corporation (Douglas Borough Council) has made a scheme for an order under s.9(2) of the Local Government Act 1985 to be made to abolish the 6 existing wards within the Borough of Douglas (of 3 members each) and to create 4 new wards for the Borough, with 3 members to be elected to each of the new wards. This would result in a reduction of members by 6.

The maps of the proposed new wards can be found on this page:

Public-inquiry

Ms S Bolton has been appointed as Chairperson, and the public inquiry will be held at:

Date and time
10.00am on Thursday 13 December 2018

Location
Town Hall
Ridgeway Street
Douglas

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

A public notice setting out details surrounding the public inquiry meeting is available in the downloadable documents section.

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