Have your say on local green space designation in Weymouth
If you’re a resident, community group, landowner, or business then we want to hear about the local green spaces you value in Weymouth.
The Weymouth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is calling on people to nominate local green spaces across the town. These will be considered in Weymouth’s Neighbourhood Plan, which provides everyone in Weymouth with the opportunity to influence the decisions that will affect the town’s future, from the way that land is used for housing, business, retail and leisure, to the protection of green spaces.
Local green spaces are defined as small pockets of land, close to where people live, which are of particular importance to communities because of their beauty, historic significance, recreational value, tranquillity or richness of wildlife.
And from today (Wednesday 9th February), if you would like to nominate a local green space then you can put this forward by the closing date of Wednesday 6th April.
Cllr David Northam, Vice Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, said: “Protecting local green spaces that local people value is an important step in shaping Weymouth’s Neighbourhood Plan. We know where most of these important spaces are located but we’re asking residents, businesses, community groups, or landowners to come forward and tell us what local sites are important to them.
“The more people who join us in gathering this evidence the stronger will be the case for formal designation within the Weymouth Neighbourhood Plan, providing similar protection to the Green Belt.”
Further information on identifying local green spaces is available online:
Neighbourhood planning toolkit
If you know of a site that meets these criteria, visit our website to download a form and email it to Neighbourhood@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk by the closing date.
Alternatively, you can post it to Weymouth Town Council, Council Offices, Commercial Rd, Weymouth DT4 8NG.
Want to find out more?
Weymouth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is holding a forum meeting on Monday 28th February at 7pm at Weymouth Town Council offices. Join us in the Council Chamber, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8NG to find out more, share your views and get an update on the progress that has been made so far.
Email Neighbourhood@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk to register your interest.
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