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Port St Mary residents fear digging risks ‘collapse’ of main road

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 7:05am

By Ewan Gawne - Local Democracy Reporter

Residents in Port St Mary fear digging below the former Bay View Hotel could cause the collapse of a main road.

Haven Homes is in the process of excavating an embankment to make way for two new homes, but some villagers worry it’ll threaten the stability of the slope.

With a history of landslips in the port, residents have formed the Bay View Road Action Group to fund raise for a legal challenge to halt the work.

They’re holding an emergency public meeting to discuss the today (19 Oct) in Port St Mary Town Hall from 10:30am.

The developer says the work is being undertaken in a professional manner, and the relevant planning application has passed through full due process.

Haven Homes has also promised to share details of engineering investigations and the construction programme with Port St Mary Commissioners.

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