Ramsey Commissioners have resolved to pursue their proposed boundary extension.

It is 30 years since the town boundary was last reviewed.

The current bid to extend is based on the pressure for development land in and around the town.

Meetings have taken place with the neighbouring boards of Garff and Lezayre who are opposed to the move, but Ramsey’s stance remains firm, pointing out that:

* The proposed extension is part of the same community

* The proposed extension is an overspill of the existing boundary

* That there is community interest in most public and social services

* Where possible, clear physical boundaries are followed

* That there is insufficient development space within the existing boundary

* The balance of advantage lies in the acceptance of the scheme

The legal process will now be initiated and a public inquiry will be held as part of that procedure.