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- 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.
The decision of on the affordable housing at Ocean Views has been deferred to allow developers & council officers to discuss the application— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Councillors are now set to discuss the Ocean Views complex on Portland, and an application to remove the 30 affordable homes condition— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
From the original planning consent, which was given in 2004— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Fula Ltd, who has applied for the removal, say the inclusion of the affordable housing would make the project 'financially unviable'— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Developers Fulca has asked the council to defer the decision on the affordable housing until Fulca can meet with the councillors— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
1:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14
Good decision. This is completly the wrong location for the football stadium for many reasons.
1:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14
Old Seasalt says
Councillors unanimously voted to refuse it.
Common sense reigns, well done Councillors.
And the urbanisation will have an adverse affect on Lodmoor Country Park adversely affecting its character— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Breaking news: Weymouth and Portland Borough councillors refuse planning permission for new football stadium for @theterras— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Cllr Paul Kimber said: "I think the design is actually a good football stadium, but it's just in the wrong place."— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Cllr Ian a Roebuck said he thought the financial risks to the council were "totally unacceptable"— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Cllr Margaret Leicester said: "I am not convinced this is the right site and I will be voting against it."— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Cllr James was greeted with rapturous applause after she spoke, and said there were too many issues for her to support it— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Cllr Christine James said she felt "insulted" by the proposals and the justification from the developers— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Cllr James said: "It's not a community facility. It's a football stadium to be used by footballers. The facilities are just a bar & toilets"— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
He said that the floodlights would not provide more lighting pollution than the current street lights, the noise generated from the stadium— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Would not be a large increase on the noise from the surrounding facilities such as the sea life centre and that there would be adequate— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Parking for the fans.— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
He also said that there would be 360 jobs created during the construction of the site and 34 permanent jobs once it's completed— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
The meeting got quite heated as Peter Tanner from Tanner and Tilly spoke to the committee— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Tony Greaves, from @theterras said that at a recent shareholder meeting, 98.4% of shareholders backed the move— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
He added that the club was now in discussions with Wessex Delivery LLP to ensure the stadium had the right facilities for the club's fans— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Cont.. "Suggest you wouldn't have this planning application in front of you."— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
A lot of those speaking against the development are receiving applause from the audience when they have finished speaking— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Mr Burgess: "There are simple size issues. This site simply isn't big enough for this development."— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Richard Burgess said that the building of the site would damage the ecological land scape that has built up over the last 20 years— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Dinar Ellis, chairman of the friends of Lodmoor Park, said this "looming structure" will damage the ambience of the park— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Mrs Herridge: "I can't believe a stadium for 5000 people will only have parking for 38. I strongly oppose this applicagion."— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Roberts Hawkins gave photos to councillors of cars parked blocking up access ways to the park. She said they pose "dangers" to park users— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Roberta Hawkins added that the current beach car park of 281 spaces wouldn't be able to cope with the influx of football fans on match days— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Speakers are now taking to the microphone to voice their objections following Mr Martin's presentation— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Andrew Martin, case officer for the proposed football stadium, is now giving his presentation to the meeting— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Mr Martin has told the meeting that Sport England has withdrawn its objections to the plans, subject to conditions— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Mr Martin giving his presentation. The main stand of the stadium would have a capacity of 700 seating, 5000 in total http://t.co/CPSgw68Tt5— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Mark Tewkesbury opens the meeting introducing the councillors and the planning case officers— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
The view from the back of room. http://t.co/QH2XQezEyG— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Councillors are now starting to arrive following their morning site visits. Meeting should start in around ten minutes— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
Around 70 people are waiting for the meeting to start with cllrs still visiting the prospective @theterras site http://t.co/ghxquj4Vdw— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
The audience is filling up ahead of the meeting, which is due to start in just over 10 minutes time http://t.co/o3DN2YhGQq— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
With 13 of those due to speak regarding the proposed new football stadium for @theterras on Lodmoor Way— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
@DorsetEchoLee is now at the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council meeting. There are 27 members of the public set to speak at the meeting— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
What do you think about plans for housing on Portland and Weymouth Football Club development? Tweet us @Dorsetecho http://t.co/1842xnmven— @Dorsetecho 19 August 2014
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Here's how the Portland Ocean Views housing scheme as it looks now.
Here's an artist's impression of what the new stadium will look like if it gets the go ahead.
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.
Read the full story about the plans to reboot the housing scheme on Portland here.
We will be covering the planning and traffic meeting live and will bring you all the decisions first.