LiveLIVE: New Weymouth football stadium refused planning permission

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Summary

  • Councillors have gone against a recommendation from council staff and refused planning permission for the new football stadium at Lodmoor Way.
  • They will soon be discussing whether or not to allow developers on Portland to modify their planning application for Ocean View luxury flats.
  • Developers are asking councillors to remove an affordable housing obligation on the site.
  • Council officers have recommended that councillors reject the modification.

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Bollard says

Good decision. This is completly the wrong location for the football stadium for many reasons.

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Old Seasalt says

Councillors unanimously voted to refuse it.
Common sense reigns, well done Councillors.

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What do you think about the plans? Let us know. Comment below or tweet @Dorsetecho

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Here's how the Portland Ocean Views housing scheme as it looks now.

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Here's an artist's impression of what the new stadium will look like if it gets the go ahead.

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Read the background on the plans for the new football stadium here.

 

But Cllr Ian Bruce said a new stadium could still be 'miles away.' Read why here.

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Read the full story about the plans to reboot the housing scheme on Portland here.

 

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Good morning.

We will be covering the planning and traffic meeting live and will bring you all the decisions first.

 

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10:27am Tue 19 Aug 14

Jello Biafra says...

10.27 a.m

The large consignment if brown envelopes have just arrived.
10.27 a.m The large consignment if brown envelopes have just arrived. Jello Biafra
  • Score: -2

10:28am Tue 19 Aug 14

Jello Biafra says...

of brown envelopes - Sorry! before i get slated.
of brown envelopes - Sorry! before i get slated. Jello Biafra
  • Score: -7

1:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Bollard says...

Good decision. This is completly the wrong location for the football stadium for many reasons.
Good decision. This is completly the wrong location for the football stadium for many reasons. Bollard
  • Score: 20

1:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Old Seasalt says...

Councillors unanimously voted to refuse it.
Common sense reigns, well done Councillors.
Councillors unanimously voted to refuse it. Common sense reigns, well done Councillors. Old Seasalt
  • Score: 17

1:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

IslandJim1 says...

How long till its overturned by a planning inspector?
How long till its overturned by a planning inspector? IslandJim1
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

MrTomSmith says...

Amazing, they got there in the end.
Amazing, they got there in the end. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 7

2:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

iansedwell says...

Excellent result. Unanimous vote from the Planning Committee members. Passionate and well-informed presentations from members of the public opposed. Not one speaker in support of the proposed stadium, other than Wessex Delivery and a very lacklustre, 30 second mumble from a WFC director.
Excellent result. Unanimous vote from the Planning Committee members. Passionate and well-informed presentations from members of the public opposed. Not one speaker in support of the proposed stadium, other than Wessex Delivery and a very lacklustre, 30 second mumble from a WFC director. iansedwell
  • Score: 7

2:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

PHonnor says...

iansedwell wrote:
Excellent result. Unanimous vote from the Planning Committee members. Passionate and well-informed presentations from members of the public opposed. Not one speaker in support of the proposed stadium, other than Wessex Delivery and a very lacklustre, 30 second mumble from a WFC director.
For those who oppose said stadium the developers now know what they are up against when they submit their appeal, I wouldn't be celebrating just yet, after all Morgan Sindall who are behind WDP are I would of thought do this sort of thing in their sleep.
[quote][p][bold]iansedwell[/bold] wrote: Excellent result. Unanimous vote from the Planning Committee members. Passionate and well-informed presentations from members of the public opposed. Not one speaker in support of the proposed stadium, other than Wessex Delivery and a very lacklustre, 30 second mumble from a WFC director.[/p][/quote]For those who oppose said stadium the developers now know what they are up against when they submit their appeal, I wouldn't be celebrating just yet, after all Morgan Sindall who are behind WDP are I would of thought do this sort of thing in their sleep. PHonnor
  • Score: 4

2:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

adrianclerical says...

Maybe if an application is put in for a sensible site it might be favourably received. As the rejected application stood it was in totally the wrong location.
Maybe if an application is put in for a sensible site it might be favourably received. As the rejected application stood it was in totally the wrong location. adrianclerical
  • Score: 6

3:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

JACKC says...

Well done councillors (albeit a tentative well done - until the appeal) Never thought I'd say that!!! I totally agree it is not the right location. It seems anywhere will do as long as they can build their houses (and line their pockets) on the current location. Walked there only this morning and thought what a disgrace it would be to ruin the bird reserve area (which it would have done). Let's hope they lose their appeal too.
Well done councillors (albeit a tentative well done - until the appeal) Never thought I'd say that!!! I totally agree it is not the right location. It seems anywhere will do as long as they can build their houses (and line their pockets) on the current location. Walked there only this morning and thought what a disgrace it would be to ruin the bird reserve area (which it would have done). Let's hope they lose their appeal too. JACKC
  • Score: 12

3:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

PHonnor says...

If anyone is interested as to the other locations considered follow the link

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If anyone is interested as to the other locations considered follow the link http://wessexdeliver y.co.uk/images/lodmo or-park/matrix-large .gif PHonnor
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

annotater says...

I applaud common sense in the Lodmoor Development refusal. It is a nature reserve and is not suitable for a football ground.
I applaud common sense in the Lodmoor Development refusal. It is a nature reserve and is not suitable for a football ground. annotater
  • Score: 6

6:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Douglas Mc says...

Totally wrong place to a Conference level football stadium. Bob Lucas Stadium is the best site around and should be developed into a major leisure complex serving both Towns it straddles
Totally wrong place to a Conference level football stadium. Bob Lucas Stadium is the best site around and should be developed into a major leisure complex serving both Towns it straddles Douglas Mc
  • Score: 3

10:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

anika says...

What a complete waste of councillors time having to debate this.
The developers don't own the site according to Ian Bruce - councillor - so are the developers expecting to buy it that easily? Wouldn't it go out to tender ? (if the council decided to sell)
What a complete waste of councillors time having to debate this. The developers don't own the site according to Ian Bruce - councillor - so are the developers expecting to buy it that easily? Wouldn't it go out to tender ? (if the council decided to sell) anika
  • Score: 2

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