RESIDENTS can have their say today on fresh multi-million pound plans to regenerate Weymouth’s Brewers Quay.
Developers have produced an application that will bring flats, shops and restaurants to the area. Homes are also planned for a car park behind the site.
It is expected a planning application will be submitted later in the year.
Both plans will be on show at the Weymouth Museum, which is inside Brewers Quay, between 2.30pm and 7.30pm today.
As part of the project, there will be a permanent home for the Weymouth Museum and additional space for indoor tourist and cultural attractions.
Alongside this project will be a plan to redevelop Newtons Road car park into residential housing to help finance the Brewers Quay redevelopment.
The site has been the subject of development plans in the past.
A £15m proposal, which included plans for a hotel, was submitted in 2011 but failed to progress.
Brewers Quay closed in February 2011 to allow work for the £15m project to be carried out. It was intended for the project to be finished in time for the Olympics but the deadline was pushed back.
The attraction re-opened to the public in March 2013, following the success of pop-up shops during the Olympics.
Brewers Quay currently houses the Brewers Quay Emporium and Italian restaurant Il Porto, among other businesses.
When the Echo broke the story of new redevelopment plans earlier this month, residents who live near the Newtons Road car park said they would be against new housing on the site.
Nigel Reed, manager of Weymouth Business Improvement District (BID), is encouraging residents to go along to the exhibition today.
He said: “I’m going down to see it. Anything that improves the footfall and the attractiveness of the town is a good thing.
“People do need to go down and have a look.”
If you are unable to attend Brewers Quay today, plans will also be made available to view online at www.brewers-quay.com Alastair Ross, a partner at Brewers Quay Investments LLP, said: “It will be attended by the partners in Brewers Quay Investments plus most of the consultant team.
“We would encourage as many people as possible to come.
“This is a great opportunity for everyone in Weymouth to have their say before we proceed to the next stage.