TWO housing schemes for 26 homes – off Roman Road, Radipole and Putton Lane, Chickerell are expected to be decided today.

Both have led to objections from neighbours and concerns from some councillors.

The proposal for 13 houses and six flats off both Roman Road and Spa Road is on Dorset Council-owned land which is popular with dog walkers.

Councillors, who will decide the applications at an online meeting, are being recommended to approve the Roman Road scheme with the details to be later negotiated by planning officers.

A report says that although the site is outside the defined development boundary and within a conservation area there is not thought to be any ‘significant adverse effect’ on neighbouring homes.

The plot runs parallel to the Weymouth Way and has been amended to take account of comments from the council’s conservation officer.

Weymouth Town Council has objected to building on the site listing concerns over density, conservation issues, loss of privacy, traffic and the potential loss

of some trees, including a 120-year old Cypress.

Almost 60 letters of objection have been received, with two supporting the proposal.

The Chickerell site had been ear-marked for a doctor’s surgery which Chickerell Town Council says is still needed in the area, although the clinical commissioning group have ruled the site unsuitable for a health centre.

A dozen people objected to the proposed homes claiming it would be an overdevelopment with concerns about road safety and parking and the loss of privacy for residents in Browns Crescent.

Councillors are being recommended to approve the proposal and say there is nothing of significance which would rule against it.

The council area planning meeting can be viewed online from 9.30am today with the Radipole scheme the first agenda item, followed immediately by Putton Lane.

The link to the meeting and the agenda papers can be found on the Dorset Council website.