Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Approval sought for £3.5m purchase of Liverpool ferry terminal

Isle of Man ferry in Douglas harbour
Image caption The Manx government is currently negotiating a new User Agreement contract with Manx ferry operators, the Steam Packet company

The Isle of Man's parliament has been asked to approve plans to buy a £3.5m site in Liverpool for the development of a new Manx ferry terminal.

An infrastructure spokesman said the existing facility at the Pier Head landing stage was "nearing the end of its operational life".

The new site would be at Princes Half-Tide Dock, half a mile away (800m).

Minister Phil Gawne said the island must take steps to ensure it retains its "most popular sea route".

The proposals will go to Tynwald on 19 July.

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