The first signs of development of the land at Ballakilley, which borders Port Erin and Rushen, are evident. Developer Heritage Homes has moved machinery onto the fields to begin building the infrastructure to develop the 155 dwellings.
Most of the development falls in Rushen parish including two fields - on Ballafesson Road (between Ponyfields and The Barracks Cottage) and on Church Road (beside Rushen parish church burial ground) - that are earmarked for recreational use.
Rushen Parish Commissioners are in discussion about the recreational use of the land including Southern Nomads and a BMX track.
Picture: John Maddrell JM140217 (14)