Weymouth residents are being encouraged to voice their opinions on the council's neighbourhood plan.

The current public consultation survey is now open and runs until 5pm on Friday, December 8, however, councillors are encouraging people with questions to attend an engagement event.

Cllr David Northam, chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, said: “Members of the Steering Group will be available to answer your questions about the Neighbourhood Plan at a series of drop-in events starting next Thursday at The Marsh followed by events in Littlemoor, Preston, and the New Town Hall. 

“We’d like to know what you support and what you’d like to change. This plan is important for you and your children as it regulates development over the next 17 years.”

The locations are:

  • Moonfleet Indoor Bowls Club, The Marsh sports ground, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday November 16
  • Preston Village Hall, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday November 22
  • Littlemoor Community Centre, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Monday November 27
  • Council Chamber, The New Town Hall, Commercial Road, from 6pm to 8pm on Monday December 4.

Further dates to be announced in due course.

The Plan sets policies for Weymouth’s future development to 2038 and consultation opened on October 27th.

It covers:

  • Allocating land for over 450 affordable homes.  
  • Making new homes as environmentally friendly to reduce bills and carbon emissions. 
  • Making sure there are jobs and training opportunities so people can stay local.
  • Protecting 48 local greenspaces proposed by residents for future generations. 
  • Making our communities safer, more accessible, with nearby facilities. 

Residents and organisations can go to Weymouth Town Council’s website where they will find the pre-submission plan document with all the proposals.

Feedback should be submitted by completing an online questionnaire at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LKTT63N