A LACK of parking around the harbourside could affect Weymouth’s chances of attracting visitors to waterside events.

The warning comes in a letter to the borough council from resident Graham Parry.

He said while he welcomes the Magna Housing proposed re-development of the North Quay site more thought needs to be given to public parking on the southern side of the harbour.

His letter to the council was read out at Tuesday management committee by Cllr Gill Taylor.

In it he said that once the Brewers Quay development was completed there would be very little public parking in and around Hope Square without visitors having to make a trek to the Nothe Gardens car park which he said was both difficult to drive to and from and to reach the harbour on foot.

He questioned how the town could be revitalised and new visitors attracted if there was a lack of parking.

The committee was to have discussed its preferred options for the North Quay site but had to be abandoned after committee chairman Cllr Geoff Cant was taken ill.

The item will be moved to a re-arranged management committee meeting together with a discussion on the transfer of assets to Portland town council.