Pegasus Group has secured planning permission for a second care home on the Isle of Man, just a year after a similar success.

An appeal against the 80-bedroom care home was dismissed by the Minister of Environment, Food and Agriculture and approval granted for the development by Howstrake Developments Ltd on land adjoining ‘Far End’, King Edward Road, Onchan.

Last year, Pegasus Group secured permission on appeal for a 72-bedroom care home at Spaldrick House, Port Erin.

Katy Mourant, senior planner based at Pegasus Group’s London office, said: “The Isle of Man planning system works slightly differently to our own. In this case, the original application was approved by the Isle of Man Government but Onchan District Commissioners, the local authority, appealed the decision and it was left to a government minister to rule on the plans.

“Pegasus Group submitted a Written Statement of Case in support of the application and after much consideration the minister determined that the appeal should be dismissed and the planning permission upheld.

“We presented a strong case and are delighted with the minister’s ‘finely balanced view’ that taken as a whole the proposal is acceptable.”

The application is approved on an in-principle basis with detailed matters to be approved at a later date.

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