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Cosy Nook and Trafalgar House protected from threat of demolition.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Cosy Nook Port Erin

Two well-known buildings have been issued with Building Preservation Notices (BPN) to temporarily protect their future. 

The Isle of Man Government issued the notices on the Cosy Nook, Shore Road, Port Erin and Trafalgar House, South Quay in Douglas on Tuesday. 

Port Erin Commissioners recently voted to demolish the Cosy Nook, which is the subject of a planning application to demolish and replace the building with a new facility. 

Concerns have also been raised that Trafalgar House, which is thought to be around 200 years old, is at risk from damage due to its proximity to nearby demolition works. 

Both have been publicaly backed to receive registered status as buildings that have special architectural or historical interest. 

The notices do not mean the buildings will be registered but they do allow time for further investigations to be carried out so they can be considered for entry to the Protected Buildings Register in 2021. 

Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, said:

‘The Department’s operational policy gives priority to buildings that are at risk from total loss or damage. Based on the information submitted in these cases it was considered that the buildings are worthy of further assessment and consideration.’ 

‘The notices, which have been issued today, will safeguard their future until all investigations are carried out. This may result in the issuing of Proposal to Register Notices which will enable further comment on the buildings’ special architectural or historic interest.’ 

The BPN’s take immediate effect and the Isle of Man Government will now study the buildings with a view to the possibility of permanent protection.

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