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Final Touches Made To Plans For Brewers Quay

Brewers

2:59pm 8th September 2014

Multi million pound plans to regenerate Brewers Quay in Weymouth now include 50 public parking spaces.

Concerns were raised during a public consultation over the loss of Newtons Road Car Park, which would be redeveloped for housing to pay for the project.

Alastair Ross, a partner at Brewers Quay Investments LLP said: "We are delighted with the level of support for the plans and the feedback has been really useful in confirming that we are doing the right thing for the local community.  

"Some people asked whether the plans could include space for a coach stop for dropping off the cruise ship passengers this side of the harbour.  We are talking to the council about ways this might be incorporated.  

"There were some concerns raised about the loss of parking and whether it would make it harder for residents and tourists to park.  Parking numbers are still to be finalised however we plan to include around 50 public parking spaces on top of the residential and allocated parking spaces.  As owners of the two car parks, we know that it is rare for this many to be needed even in August."    

One resident from nearby Netherton Road said "the loss of the car park is a price worth paying if the building is properly restored."

Alastair Ross was also able to confirm that following talks with Directors, the Brewers Quay Emporium will continue trading till redevelopment work starts, which is expected to be in late 2016.  "Understandably, traders had been asking for greater certainty on when work might start, it is in everyone's interests to keep the building open for as long as possible."   He added that there are currently spaces to rent at the Emporium.  

A planning application is expected to be submitted in the next 6 weeks.

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