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Government no further forward on Summerland site disposal

Tue, 08 Nov 2011

Summerland as it looked prior to its demolition
Summerland as it looked prior to its demolition

The government doesn't seem to be much further forward in its plan to sell the Summerland site on the open market.

Demolition of the former leisure centre began in 2005, although parts of old structure remain on the cliff face due to stability issues.

It's currently owned by the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure.

In 2009 it was announced that the Sefton Group wanted to build a leisure complex called 'The Wave,' but an agreement over the land couldn't be reached and the plans fell through.

Last year it was announced that the DCCL plans to sell the site with an idea that it could be used for housing in future.

These proposals remain in the pipeline and discussions are still underway with the Department of Infrastructure.

Onchan MHK David Quirk raised the issue with DoI Minister David Cretney in the House of Keys this morning.[play media file below] 



  • MHK David Quirk questions Minister David Cretney


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