The Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee is examining the progress of the Douglas Promenade refurbishment works, with particular reference to the recent announcement that works would now be completed in two phases, to include the impact this may have on businesses based on the Promenade.
At the sitting of Tynwald on 12th May 2020, the Minister for Infrastructure, Hon. Ray Harmer MHK, confirmed that several changes were being made to the scope and timetable of the works in response to the circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The changes include a delay in laying the horse tram tracks on Loch Promenade until the winter of 2022. The Minister’s statement on the matter can be read here.
The Committee would like to invite written submissions from anyone who would like to comment on these recent changes to the Promenade scheme. The Committee is particularly interested in hearing from businesses and residents in the Promenade area.
Submissions should be sent to the address below by 12 noon on Monday 1st June 2020. Email is preferred but hard copy is equally acceptable.
Please be aware that the Committee may choose to make public any information it receives. Personal contact details are routinely redacted in advance of such publication. If there is any other information in your submission which you do not wish the Committee to publish, or which you believe the Committee should not publish, please explain this in your submission.
The Committee published an interim report on the impact of the Promenade scheme on businesses in October 2019. The report can be read here
The Members elected to the Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee are Rob Callister MHK (Chair), Clare Barber MHK, and Chris Robertshaw MHK. Mr Callister has recused himself from this inquiry because he is a member of the Department for Enterprise, one of the Departments under scrutiny. The Committee has elected Mrs Barber as its Chair for this inquiry. In October 2019, Tynwald elected Marlene Maska MLC, Martyn Perkins MHK, and Jane Poole-Wilson MLC to the Committee as alternate Members for the purposes of this inquiry.
The progress of the Committee’s inquiry can be followed via the Tynwald website.
For further information contact:
Clerk to the Committee
Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW