Dorset Council considering ALL options for North Quay offices

Dorset Council considering ALL options for North Quay offices

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 14th September 2019.

They said they intend to submit a new application after plans to demolish the building were rejected.

An area planning committee threw the plans out at a meeting last week, citing national policy to reuse buildings where possible.

The council says it's working hard to figure out the sustainability of reusing the building, as well as the impact demolishing the building could have on the environment.

When asked whether they're considering submitting new plans to demolish the building after their research, Dorset Council said they're exploring all the available options for the North Quay site.

Once it's done that, they'll submit a new application.

Cllr David Walsh, Portfolio Holder for Planning said:

"Following the Southern & Western Planning Committee's decision to vote against the proposed demolition of the offices at North Quay in Weymouth, Dorset Council officers, representing the Council as the owner of North Quay have made a formal request to the Local Planning Authority that the current application is withdrawn.
"Senior officers are now working hard to put together additional information in relation to the sustainability and reuse of the building, and the potential environmental impact of its demolition, which was the main concern for some members of the Planning Committee.

"Dorset Council will then submit a new application - with the additional information - to the Committee in the coming months so that elected members can make a fully-informed decision on the merits of the application."