On Friday David Morris MP met with Peel Ports, Port owners at Heysham to discuss improvements to the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal for car passengers. David was also joined by Lancaster City Council Chief Executive Mark Davies on the visit.
Speaking after the visit David Morris MP said:
‘I was pleased to meet with the Peel Team on Friday for a site visit to look at the areas of the Steam Packet terminal at Heysham Port which need to be improved. The team have taken the areas on board and will be coming back with a list of options and projected costings.
I have already gained the endorsement from the Isle of Man Government, and we are in discussions on the initial plans for funding with all of the partners. Once the full report has been received from Peel I will be meeting with the Ports Minister to discuss this further.
Whilst in the Port I was pleased to tour the brand new Manxman ferry that is now operating on the Heysham to Douglas Route. It was an impressive boat and shows a significant investment in the Douglas to Heysham Link, and already makes travelling between our two areas a more comfortable experience.’