Two Public Engagement events in March, where local residents will be invited to share their views on the Weymouth Peninsula Redevelopment.
The Peninsula occupies a prominent location at the end of the Esplanade and contains the Pavilion Theatre, harbour facilities, the former ferry terminal and a surface car park. It is close to the beach and forms part of the setting of the Nothe Fort, which is a Scheduled Monument.
The aim is to bring new facilities to the Peninsula which will expand Weymouth’s leisure offer and add to its year-round attraction. The proposal is a mixture of new, indoor-leisure buildings, hotels and restaurants which will complement other attractions in the town.
Representatives of the Council, the project architect and planning advisers will be on hand during the Public Engagement events to answer any questions.
For those unable to attend, there will be an online survey released on 14 March 2018, that will run until Friday 6 April 2018. The imagery and information will be hosted online alongside this survey.
Cllr Jeff Cant Leader of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and briefholder for Finance and Assets, said:
“We have put in place an ambitious regeneration programme to transform the Borough into a year-round destination. The first element of this is the Peninsula redevelopment. This major scheme will shortly be submitted for planning consent.
“The Peninsula is a prime location and we plan to introduce a mixture of indoor-leisure buildings, hotels, restaurants and enhanced facilities for the harbour; including the fishing community. This will transform the Peninsula into a must-see destination for tourists, drawing them to the area and it will become a recreation destination for the local community.
“We hope that local residents will take the opportunity to attend the engagement events in March and fill out the online survey. This is your space and we need to know what you think about our outline planning application”.