RESIDENTS are being asked to suggest possible development sites in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland.

West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council are asking local people as well as land agents and developers to contribute to their Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.

Suggestions about sites of any size that could be suitable for housing or employment in the future will be welcomed.

Leader of West Dorset District Council Robert Gould said: “The government is keen to make sure land availability does not prevent the delivery of more homes and all councils across the country are now required to identify future sources of land for housing in their areas.

“Local people, agents and developers are often better informed about where potential sites might be located and so we are encouraging them to come forward with suggestions.

“All submissions will be carefully considered but there is no guarantee that a suggested site will be considered suitable for development."

Chairman of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s management committee Mike Goodman added: “The findings of the assessment will be used as part of the evidence base of the local plan and support the delivery of land to meet the need for more homes in our area.

“We are interested in sites of all sizes, large and small, so if you are aware of somewhere within the borough that might be suitable for development please do get in touch.”

For more information or to suggest a site visit or call 01305 252386.