A BEACH hut used by children with disabilities has been granted planning permission to extend its stay on Weymouth Beach.

The hut has been used since 2013 as a changing facility for families who have children with disabilities or special needs.

Planning permission was granted in 2013 for seasonal use of the beach hut between March 1 and October 31 but that ran out last year.

Dorset Council ha snow approved the continued seasonal siting of this facility with wheelchair access and a terrace.

It is the brainchild of the Dorset Parent-Carer Council, a group that has volunteered to make positive changes for young people with disabilities for many years.

It has four beach huts and the one on Weymouth beach hut has a prime spot with glorious views.

This traditional shepherd's hut is large enough to accommodate a wheelchair and has a decked terrace for watching the kids on the beach or relaxing and enjoying a nice cup of tea.

Inside is a changing bench, cupboard, LED lights and usual seating. It also has a beach wheelchair if needed.

It is next to a café and the toilets at the old Pier Bandstand end of the promenade.

To book one of the DPCC's beach huts for £7 per day visit dorsetparentcarercouncil.co.uk/our-beach-huts