Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Weymouth Traveller sites plan: 'gateway' locations included
THREE sites have been shortlisted for proposed Gypsy and Traveller sites in Weymouth. And two are situated at prominent ‘gateway’ sites on the outskirts of the town. It comes after it was announced last month that the county would have to find room for a total of 585-609 residential and transit pitches – with 80-84 required in West Dorset and 29-30 in Weymouth and Portland by 2013. The initial sites suggested by planning consultants have been revealed a week before the borough council will discuss the choices in the Policy Development Committee on Monday October 17. The Weymouth sites suggested include the park and ride site, near to the Mount Pleasant Business Park, the redundant land next to the household recycling centre in Lodmoor and South Buckland Farm, near Coldharbour. All the sites are currently publically-owned land.