Bypass earmarked for Ballasalla

The main route into Ballasalla is often congested

Plans due to be submitted within the next month

After on-off talks for decades, it’s understood plans to create a bypass in Ballasalla are being drawn up.

It’s believed developer Dandara would fund the majority of the scheme as part of a large housing development in the area.

The road would divert traffic away from the village centre, through to the entrance to Balthane Industrial Estate.

An estimated price of £8 million has been outlined for the scheme, which would naturally take years to complete.

A similar project was put forward in the Southern Area Plan five years ago.

If proposals – due to be submitted within the next month – are ultimately approved, it’s likely to be a significant development with homes built above Ballabridson.

It’s understood the plans may also include a supermarket.

A bypass has long been called for by businesses and politicians on both safety and regeneration grounds.

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