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23 apartments given green light in Weymouth

The conversion of a vacant building into 23 apartments has been given the green light by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

The scheme involves the conversion and extension of the former Avon Lea Nursing home on Dorchester Road. The development will include a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Cllr Ray Nowak, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “I am pleased that this development has been supported by the committee.

“This approval will contribute towards our five year land supply target and provide much needed homes in the area.”

Cllr Gill Taylor, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Housing said: “Its good news that this development has been given the green light.

“The council is working hard to bring the development of more homes forward though our Opening Doors Programme.

“As part of this programme, we have opened a Home Ownership register. This is already giving us real insight into the preferred type and location of housing wanted by residents.

“I would encourage anyone looking to own their own home to sign the register and provide us with even greater information.”

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