Inquiry into island development to resume at Portland Heights Hotel

Dorset Echo: Inquiry into island development to resume at Portland Heights Hotel Inquiry into island development to resume at Portland Heights Hotel

THE inquiry into the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy’s proposed Maritime House building will resume today.

The inquiry was postponed in January.

Resuming today at 2pm, the inquiry will once again take place at the Portland Heights Hotel on the island. IPACA is appealing against a decision by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s planning committee to refuse permission for the development at Maritime House at Southwell Business Park.

Planning inspector Neil Pope said the main issue was whether the benefits arising from the use of the site outweighed any negatives of the scheme.

He added that ‘particular regard’ would be given to: the effect on the character and appearance of the area, any impact on employment land, implications for highway and safety, the effect on the living conditions of neighbouring residents and the need to focus significant development in locations that are or can be made sustainable.

The inquiry was adjourned on day three when barrister for Weymouth and Portland Bor-ough Council Stephen Morgan became ill.

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10:02am Mon 17 Mar 14

Newground says...

Cue the dead parrot sketch.
Cue the dead parrot sketch. Newground
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2:56pm Mon 17 Mar 14

southwellman says...

So this is the thing no one wants, no one thinks its a good idea to send their kids to a school where old men could look over their kids, the traffic and road system would not work and the kids being let out on to west cliff at the end of the day. s that about it?
So this is the thing no one wants, no one thinks its a good idea to send their kids to a school where old men could look over their kids, the traffic and road system would not work and the kids being let out on to west cliff at the end of the day. s that about it? southwellman
  • Score: 0

7:46am Tue 18 Mar 14

Westwindblower says...

Having walked behind Reap Lane I wonder why the hedges and uncultivated land has been cut back so far. It seems to be gradually happening I suppose in the hope no one will notice. Lane should be 3 metres wide but is now at least 20 metres cut back. Is there a plan for a dual carriageway?
Having walked behind Reap Lane I wonder why the hedges and uncultivated land has been cut back so far. It seems to be gradually happening I suppose in the hope no one will notice. Lane should be 3 metres wide but is now at least 20 metres cut back. Is there a plan for a dual carriageway? Westwindblower
  • Score: -1

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