Marown Commissioners disappointed with stance
The environment, food and agriculture minister says his department was right to change the criteria for interested party status (IPS), but a commissioner insists what’s happened is wrong.
Minister Geoffrey Boot says some were using the status, which grants the right to appeal planning decisions, to delay […]
The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Infrastructure:
How much funding the Department will provide for local authority housing from April 2019; and what the shortfall in rental income to cover costs will be, broken down by local authority?
The Hon. […]
The government will need to pay out more than £6m to cover the local authority housing deficiency in the 2019-20 financial year.
Onchan MHK Rob Callister asked in this week’s Tynwald sitting how much the Department of Infrastructure was providing local authorities to cover housing deficiencies.
Douglas, the island’s largest authority with […]
A committee is calling for evidence following calls by Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper to investigate planning policy.
Chairman of the policy review committee Rob Callister MHK has confirmed the committee is going to conduct an inquiry into the operation of the planning system, with particular reference to planning enforcement.
Mr Hooper […]
Callister questions costs
A 5.7% increase in gate fees at the Energy From Waste Plant (EFW) is unfair on local authorities according to an MHK, and shouldn’t be taken at ‘face value’.
The hike comes into force from 1 April and will result in charges of £91.93 per tonne for domestic waste, and £183.04 for commercial waste.