Port Planning Application Recommended for Refusal

The planning application for the new port facility in Stanley has been recommended for refusal by the Planning and Building Committee.

Sitting on Tuesday 1st March, the committee watched a short presentation from planning officer Mary Smith, heard from six objectors and a representative from BAM Nuttall, before coming to their decision.

The committee cannot refuse the application as it is a Government planning application, so it will now go before Executive Council on the 15th March with the comments from the committee attached.

There were four reasons given for refusal, including the impact of pollution on Stanley Growers and the Seafarers Mission, not enough information about the dismantled FIPASS barges, and the design of the port buildings.

Further informatives the committee wanted to be considered by ExCo was a lack of RoRo facilities, relevant parties should be consulted on final designs, reconsidering the access route through Stanley Growers and safer pedestrian access across the bypass road.

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