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Development of unoccupied urban sites: Committee to hear evidence

​On 17th April 2018 Tynwald appointed a Select Committee to investigate the options available to encourage and prioritise the development of unoccupied or previously developed urban sites ahead of building on green fields in the Manx countryside, and to report its findings and recommendations by July 2018.

The Committee will hear oral evidence on this topic on Monday 11th June 2018. The following witnesses will appear at the times stated below:

2.30pm Councillor David Christian and Mr Chris Pycroft, Assistant Chief Officer (Regeneration), Douglas Borough Council

3.15pm Mr Caldric Randall, Financial Controller, Mr Paul Martin, Deputy Assessor of Income Tax, and Mr Andrew Sidebottom, Acting Head of Valuation and Asset Management, Treasury

4pm Hon Chris Thomas MHK, Minister for Policy and Reform, Ms Diane Brown, Planning Policy Manager, Cabinet Office, and Miss Jennifer Chance, Director of Planning and Building Control, Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture  

The evidence will be heard in the Legislative Council Chamber, Legislative Buildings, Bucks Road, Douglas. Members of the public are welcome to attend or to listen via the audio webcast service on the Tynwald website.

The Members elected to the Committee are Mrs Marlene Hendy MLC, Mr Chris Robertshaw MHK, and Mr Bill Shimmins MHK.  The Committee has elected Mr Shimmins as its Chair.  

For further information contact: or further information contact:
Jonathan King
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald
Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Tel:  (01624) 686303
Published - 05/06/2018