Beach hut holiday homes planned for Bowleaze

Beach hut holiday homes planned for Bowleaze

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:16am 17th September 2019.

An application for ten beach hut-style holiday homes off Bowleaze Coveway has been reduced in size to six – but neighbours are still unhappy about the proposal.

The grassland site, of 1,200 square metres, is immediately east and downhill of 61 Bowleaze Coveway, the last house in a row.

Neighbours say the use is unsuitable for the area and could be at risk of landslips. 

There are also concerns about wildlife and a claim that the site is outside of the defined development boundary and within a site of special scientific interest.

bowleaze coveway new plans
Bowleaze Coveway new holiday home plans.

Each of the huts, larger than units found on beaches locally, is capable of sleeping up to six people and will be connected to mains water, electricity and the sewerage system.

Developers says that the density is similar to that of the adjacent holiday park and is appropriate to the location.

Previous proposals to develop in the area have been refused on grounds which include the mass and density of the proposals and the risk of land movement.

The owner submitted a pre-application for the same site in 2016 for a residential development of a three storey building of six apartments with six garages and a further six parking spaces.

Bowleaze Coveway 2 - site for 10 chalet style homes

The new application is open for public comment until October 8th and is expected to be discussed by the Weymouth Town Council planning committee meeting today (17th September). 

The committee is only advisory and a final decision is expected to be made by a Dorset Council planning officer.

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter