Fatback Band: I Found Lovin'iTunes

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Plans for Travellers Site at Old Army Camp in Weymouth

Wessex iPhone App

2:06pm 9th July 2014

An old army camp by the sea could be transformed into a traveller’s site in Weymouth.

The abandoned installation at Wyke is one in a number of areas to be shortlisted in Dorset, for the council's consideration.

A patch in West Stafford, Marshwood and the village Piddlehinton are in the mix too.

West Dorset Councillor Jacqui Cuff isn't too happy with the inclusion of Piddlehinton which already has 2 travellers’ camps:

"Piddlehinton has made their views very clear, we can increase a site by 4 pitches it's not a problem at all. But to consider another site within the same area, possible 7 pitches, I believe that could be excessive."

Despite the criticism Councillor Cuff says finding traveller sites aren’t easy for the local authority:

"When you're talking about any kind of development it's extremely difficult to identify appropriate sites and this issue is particularly sensitive but its necessary and important, both of a temporary nature and a permanent site."

No decisions have been made yet and the traveller’s camp shortlist will be looked at by the Council's Executive Committee next week. A public consultation will happen before anything is given the go ahead.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

The Bun Run

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to grow your business with us

Job at Wessex FM

Job at Wessex FM

We've got a brand new digital sales role