Opinions split on Douglas prom facelift

Most approve of the £21 million expense

The proposed regeneration of Douglas Promenade is proving to be a divisive issue amongst the Manx public.

Subject to planning approval, the £21 million investment is set to get underway in September, with regeneration works expected to take a minimum of three years.

The tram tracks will be redesigned, and the road bolstered by modern structural engineering, with a 'very visual difference' to south prom.

Opinions are split on whether or not changes to the Island's busiest road, hosting six million vehicle movements annually, will be worthwhile: 

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