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Plans for a new 'care village' for Weymouth

Bincleaves care village

Published at 7:35am 30th August 2018.

Plans for a ‘care village’ on the former Qinetiq Bincleaves site off Newtons Road, Weymouth has been made to local planners.

The site, if approved, will offer a care village with 195 Supported Living Units, a 60 bed care home, 34 respite hotel suites, medical support facilities, common rooms, leisure facilities and offices, a commercial restaurant, museum, cafe and new promenade.

The development will also involved improved coastal defence measures and create new gardens and underground parking.

Plans for the six-acre former Ministry of Defence site were first mooted in 2013 with development costs put at £70million two years later. It was said at the time that, if approved, more than 260 jobs would be created.

A revised formal application for the site has now been submitted to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council by Martin Ross from Fortuneswell Investments Limited which gives an address on Portland.

The permission also asks for the demolition of existing buildings on the site.

Among the formal consultees will be Dorset County Council, Dorset Police Crime Prevention, the Dorset Waster Partnership, County Highways, the Environment Agency, Marine and Fisheries Agency, Natural England and Wessex Water.

'How to have your say'

Comments on the application are being invited by September 16th.

The proposal can be seen on the DorsetForYou website – application WP/18/00570/FUL.

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter.

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