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Key brownfield harbourside development sites acquired in Weymouth

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Aerial image of west marina sites

As part of its commitment to regenerating Weymouth’s Waterfront Economy, Dorset Council has acquired two key brownfield parcels of land to the west of the marina.  

The two sites at Westwey and Newstead Road are now under council ownership, following a successful bidding process. Part of the land is the site of the former gas works. These two prime development sites bring together an enviable portfolio of three other key sites surrounding the harbour, including North Quay, Weymouth Bowl and the Peninsula.  

Levelling Up funding of £19.5m was awarded to the council in January 2023 based on its ambition to regenerate Weymouth’s Waterside Economy. The successful acquisition of these two additional sites will help the council realise its aspirations, subject to securing planning permission to redevelop.  

Dorset Council’s Corporate Director for Assets and Regeneration, Tim Hulme, said:  

“The successful purchase of these brownfield sites is a real milestone on our journey to regenerating the town.   

“Weymouth is already a fantastic place and is home to many attractive and unique features, but we recognise that it does need investment to create a more diverse, thriving town. The addition of these prime development sites to our property portfolio will help us to achieve that by acting as a catalyst to attract future investment and boosting economic productivity.” 

The next step for these sites at west marina will be for the council to secure them ahead of any redevelopment plans being agreed by councillors and submitted for consideration in the future.