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LIVE: New Weymouth football stadium refused planning permission

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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.

Comments


IslandJim1 1:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

How long till its overturned by a planning inspector?

Score: 5
iansedwell 2:01pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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.

Score: 7
Jello Biafra 10:28am Tue 19 Aug 14

of brown envelopes - Sorry! before i get slated.

Score: -7
Jello Biafra 10:27am Tue 19 Aug 14

10.27 a.m

The large consignment if brown envelopes have just arrived.

Score: -2
Bollard 1:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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

Score: 20
Old Seasalt 1:21pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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

Score: 17
MrTomSmith 1:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Amazing, they got there in the end.

Score: 7
PHonnor 2:45pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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.

Score: 4
adrianclerical 2:48pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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.

Score: 6
JACKC 3:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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.

Score: 12
PHonnor 3:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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

http://wessexdeliver
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Score: 3
annotater 5:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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

Score: 6
Douglas Mc 6:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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

Score: 3
anika 10:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

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)

Score: 2

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