The Department of Local Government and the Environment (the DLGE) has submitted a planning application for the development of a site at Four Roads between Port St Mary and Port Erin. Most of the site was acquired several years ago from the Water Authority but more recently the Department purchased two adjacent bungalows to improve the development potential of the site. These properties along with the two ex-Water Authority houses and the old depot buildings are programmed to be demolished within the next few weeks.
The DLGE is working in partnership with the Marashen Crescent Sheltered Housing Committee to develop a Sheltered Housing Project. The proposal includes thirty-four one and two-bedroom self contained apartments for local residents who are of a retirement age and can live mainly independent lives. The Scheme will include an emergency call system and a Warden will provide a good neighbor and support service. The development will also provide additional communal facilities such as a meeting room, guest bedroom and improved parking which will all be shared with the adjacent, Reayrt Y Chrink sheltered apartments. More here.