Protected Building Registration Proposals

Commencing in 2012, the Supporters' Association initiated a project to survey and document proposals for the remaining historical buildings and lineside structures on the Port Erin line to be afforded additional statutory protection, against future demolition or inappropriate alteration or use, by their addition to the IOM Protected Buildings Register for buildings of historical and architectural significance.

Unfortunately during the intervening period, Port St Mary Station and Goods Shed were declared by Isle of Man Transport to be surplus to the steam railway's future operational requirement. Subject to contract, the site has now been sold to a local developer for conversion of the buildings into commercial offices and a car park. The 2015 proposals for protected building registration are currently (2018) being reconsidered by the Planning Department in light of planning permission already given on appeal for change of use and alterations to be carried out.

The 2012 proposals for registration of Port Erin Station, Engine Shed, Goods Shed and Museum building have been held in abeyance by the Planning Department to enable a local area regeneration project to be undertaken, which has now been completed. The Association has prepared and submitted revised proposals and drawings to reflect regeneration project changes to the station building and its environs, these updated proposals are currently (2018) being reconsidered by the Planning Department.

Railway Buildings currently proposed for registration:  
  • Port Erin Station, Engine Shed, Goods Shed (Museum Shop) & Museum Building (former Road Services Garage) - 30/09/2012 (revised 2018)
  • Port St. Mary Station & Goods Shed - 09/02/2015

Railway Buildings awaiting Planning Department consideration:
  • Four Roads Gate House - 09/02/2015

Railway Buildings added to Register since 2012:
  • Santon Station - Reg No.278, October 2014
  • The Level Gate House - Reg No.279, October 2014
  • Ballagawne Gate House - Reg No.280, October 2014
  • Ballasalla Gate House - Reg No.284, March 2017
  • Ballasalla Water Tower - Reg No.285, March 2017

Railway Buildings on Register prior to 2012:
  • Castletown Railway Station & Goods Shed - Reg No.257, April 2008
  • Port Soderick Railway Station - Reg No.180, September 2000
  • Douglas Railway Station, Ticket Office, Clock Tower, Gateway & Boundary Wall - Reg No.74, March 1984