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Isle of Man Government wins approval for Liverpool ferry terminal

Words: Huw Morris
Liverpool’s Princes Half Tide Dock / Shutterstock_273135620

Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission for the Isle of Man Government to build a ferry terminal.

The £31.3 million terminal funded by the Manx government will be built at Liverpool’s Princes Half Tide Dock, about 730 metres downriver from the existing terminal at the city’s Pier Head.

The city council is in turn funding a £7.6 million link road to the facility to serve vehicles and freight.

Isle of Man infrastructure minister Ray Harmer said the terminal “will enable the Isle of Man government to have full control over its lifeline sea links to the UK”, and will allow “residents and businesses to make plans with confidence”.

The scheme will be the first time the Isle of Man Government has owned property in the UK.

“The new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal is a critical piece in our regeneration plans for the north shore of Liverpool,” said the city’s mayor Joe Anderson. “The city council is investing a huge amount of money in the transport infrastructure to support this new facility and we are delighted it now has planning approval and can look forward to its completion.

“The Isle of Man and Liverpool have a historic relationship and this new ferry terminal will cement our strong links and forge even closer ties into the future.”

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