Former Weymouth amusements set for re-development
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Planning Committee has given its approval to the redevelopment of land to the rear of the former ‘Harry’s Amusements’ building on Weymouth Esplanade.
The scheme will see the development of 26 apartments and associated parking in a mix 17 one-bedroom apartments and 9 two-bedroom apartments.
This development is part of a broader redevelopment of the Harry’s Amusements building that will provide 32 apartments in total when complete.
Cllr Ray Nowak, Weymouth & Portland Borough Councils Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “I am pleased the council has approved this application.
“Once complete the development will bring residential accommodation to the town centre close to amenities, and will see the redevelopment of an otherwise little-used site, together with a visual enhancement to the conservation area.”
Cllr Gill Taylor, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Housing, said: “It’s good to see the council approve developments on under-utilised sites.
“We must make use of this type of space in order to provide homes for our residents.
“If any resident is looking to own a home I would encourage signing our Home Ownership Register – a key part of our Opening Doors project.
“This will provide us with more information about housing demand and find out the size and locations of homes that people want. As part of this we also forward on details of upcoming developments and opportunities to own a home.”
Find out more about the Home Ownership Register at openingdoorsdorset.co.uk/home-ownership-register