Weymouth children's party business plans withdrawn

Weymouth children's party business plans withdrawn

Published by George Sharpe at 12:17pm 19th February 2020.

A party business for children proposed for farmland off Lanehouse Rocks Road in Weymouth has been withdrawn.

The planning application had attracted several objections including from Weymouth Town Council. It said there was concerns about the effect on an important local gap between Wyke Regis and Lanehouse, warning that the site would be visible over a long distance near the crest of the hill.

The town council was also concerned about the effect a change of use would have on biodiversity and described the site as “an important wildlife corridor” connecting the fields opposite and The Fleet.

Hay bale
Hay bales and tyres were set to be used for an assault course on the site.

Town councillors were also worried about the loss of agricultural land and warned that allowing use of the site might result in further applications on that side of the road.

Several public letters of objection expressed worries about a lack of parking and road safety.

The application had been submitted to Dorset Council to change the use of the land to include a small assault course consisting of hay bales, tyres and sand bags as well as a gazebo for shelter.

The site is off the Wyke Regis end of the road, north of number 201 Lanehouse Rocks Road and opposite a row of houses near the brow of the hill.

The original application said that two staff would be on site and the business potentially open from 10am to 5pm throughout the week.

By Trevor Bevins, Local Democracy Reporter

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