Councils ask for suggestions for development spots in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland

West Dorset District Council leader Robert Gould

West Dorset District Council leader Robert Gould

First published in News

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 dorsetforyou.com/SHLAA/west/weymouth or call 01305 252386.

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2:20pm Sat 8 Mar 14

common cence says...

Portland is FULL the roads cant cope on and off the island , You need to look at brown field sites ,,, Loads of plots at curtis,s field ,,,,,
Portland is FULL the roads cant cope on and off the island , You need to look at brown field sites ,,, Loads of plots at curtis,s field ,,,,, common cence
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2:21pm Sat 8 Mar 14

PHonnor says...

Not too sure about this. Isn't it going to bring out the dodgy 2 Bob developers who will just try there luck, plenty of them around. Why can't the current plans just be enhanced to include the extra necessary housing?
Not too sure about this. Isn't it going to bring out the dodgy 2 Bob developers who will just try there luck, plenty of them around. Why can't the current plans just be enhanced to include the extra necessary housing? PHonnor
  • Score: 0

5:10pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Dorset Boy says...

How about Clr. Gould's land, north of Sherborne, or the un-used MOD land near the bridging camp in Wyke Regis. I drove passed there a week ago and was amazed how run down and looking like a rubbish tip..
How about Clr. Gould's land, north of Sherborne, or the un-used MOD land near the bridging camp in Wyke Regis. I drove passed there a week ago and was amazed how run down and looking like a rubbish tip.. Dorset Boy
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7:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Rocksalt says...

Presumably it should all be in and around Dorchester given that seems to be where all the jobs, shops and everything seems to be.
Presumably it should all be in and around Dorchester given that seems to be where all the jobs, shops and everything seems to be. Rocksalt
  • Score: 1

11:20pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

My suggestion is the site of the WDDC new offices. They won't be needed once we realise we only need a single Unitary Authority and the building becomes vacant!
My suggestion is the site of the WDDC new offices. They won't be needed once we realise we only need a single Unitary Authority and the building becomes vacant! Tinker2
  • Score: 1

12:53am Sun 9 Mar 14

Fred Kite says...

Plenty of land around Poyntington for 3000 homes and a shopping development
Plenty of land around Poyntington for 3000 homes and a shopping development Fred Kite
  • Score: 2

11:22am Sun 9 Mar 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Fred Kite says...Plenty of land around Poyntington for 3000 homes and a shopping development.
Does anyone that we should know live there?
Fred Kite says...Plenty of land around Poyntington for 3000 homes and a shopping development. Does anyone that we should know live there? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: -1

3:34pm Sun 9 Mar 14

CoogarUK.com says...

Gould's back yard.
Gould's back yard. CoogarUK.com
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3:37pm Sun 9 Mar 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

CoogarUK.com
Thanks - in that case I definitely concur with Fred Kite!
CoogarUK.com Thanks - in that case I definitely concur with Fred Kite! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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