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Weymouth Peninsula development

The Weymouth Peninsula Redevelopment aims to create a new, year-round destination, including upgraded tourism and leisure facilities, new public spaces and family-orientated commercial uses for both residents and tourists, as well as undertaking harbour improvements and repairs.

The project is part of the Weymouth Town Centre Masterplan which sets out an ambitious proposal to transform Weymouth Town Centre into a vibrant and prosperous community. It involves the regeneration of 5 key areas of Weymouth town centre, resulting in new homes, jobs and top quality cultural and leisure facilities.

Weymouth Peninsula is one of these key sites. The Peninsula development covers a large site, so it will be conducted in phases. 

The Weymouth Quay Regeneration Project is the initial phase of this development. 

Public engagement events

There were two public engagement events in March 2018 and an online survey ran until 6 April 2018. We wanted to hear residents' views before we submitted our initial planning application in the spring.

Read the responses to the Peninsula development engagement.

Prior to this, events were held in summer and autumn 2014 including:

  • asking the public what they liked about Weymouth and what they would like to change
  • workshops that looked at how Weymouth could develop over the next 5 years
  • conversations with businesses and landowners

Proposals to build flats or residential housing on the Peninsula site weren't viable as parts of the Peninsula fall within a flood zone.

Further public engagement will take place as the different phases of the Peninsula development progress.

What's being proposed for the Peninsula

The Peninsula is located at the end of Weymouth Esplanade.

Although the Esplanade is an attractive and popular area, visitor numbers depend considerably upon the weather. Our aim is to bring new facilities to the Peninsula which will expand Weymouth's leisure offer and add to its year-round attraction.

We are therefore proposing a mixture of new, indoor-leisure buildings, hotels and restaurants which will complement other attractions in the town. 

The Pavilion Theatre, a popular destination on the Peninsula site, will remain unchanged. The existing car parking provision on the Peninsula is important to the town throughout the year, therefore some car parking will also be retained.

Get project updates

We will post updates and public engagement event information on the Dorset Council Newsroom, in the resident e-newsletter and on Twitter.

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