Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live

Approval given for 150 tourist accommodation units ahead of 2019 TT

Wed, 06 Mar 2019

150 temporary tourist accommodation units could soon be built at the site of the former prison on Victoria Road, Douglas, ahead of the 2019 TT.

The planning committee approved the application made by Duke Events Limited on Monday.

Each unit or ‘portacabin’ will accommodate two people and include bathroom facilities, whilst a tented marquee will serve breakfast and drinks at the site.

A hard-standing area has been earmarked for parking, whilst a temporary office will be erected to home a site manager, with security and housekeeping staff also in place.

The applicant expects to cater for short-stay visitors including the corporate guests of event sponsors, with some 300 bed nights understood to be provisionally booked on receipt of approval.

The 150 units must be taken down four days after the end of the TT festival, as a condition of the approval.

Ewan Gawne - Local Democracy Reporter


Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed