Re: 8-Storey Douglas Hotel & Commercial Development
I’d have to agree with jungle on that one – I believe that if there is any site in Douglas suitable for taller buildings, this one would seem the best. Extensive talks with county planners took place before Douglas Central Properties decided to lodge their application. As for traffic issues – the proposed new road as part of the redeveloped Douglas Village Shopping Centre (or Douglas Central as it’s being now called by its owners and developers the Shipton Group [Clayton Love] – *for bunch = hint #1) – would certainly aid the congestion by redirecting it away from the village centre toward the main roads parallel and to the exit onto the South Ring. It’s a matter of bad management and poor existing infastructure. It will be important to see the Douglas Village SC redevelopment get a move on in that respect.
And here’s hint #2 – Douglas Central Properties are registered in Drumcondra, Dublin at the same address as Blackpool Developments Ltd – the SPV registered by the Shipton Group (Clayton Love). Cough cough.