PLANS for a 64-home development on Portland have been approved by councillors.

A proposal for the site off Bumpers Lane went before Weymouth and Portland Borough Council this morning.

It came after Portland Stone’s original application for 75 homes was rejected in May.

The application sees the proposed development reduced in size and a village green has been incorporated in to the grounds.

WPBC councillors voted for the development nine to one.

Cllr Ian Bruce said he welcomed the development ‘gladly’ whilst cllr Sany West said she had ‘reluctantly’ voted it through.

A further proposal of the design, access and scale will be submitted in the coming months.

More to follow.