Leased by the Civic Society from the local council, the fort is operated independently by a small professional management team supported by an army of volunteers. Click the button below to go direct to the Fort website.
The Council’s “Dorset-for-You” website pages include full details of all recent and current planning applications, with easy to follow instructions which enable you to locate and view them. Please click the button below to go there.
The YELLOW buttons on this site usually take you direct to pages on a Local Authority website.
The Society was founded in 1944 to serve the people of Weymouth, Portland and surrounding areas.
We aim to stimulate public interest in the environment within the Weymouth & Portland area, particularly the built environment, and to promote high standards of planning and architecture in the area.
We work to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic, public or natural interest in the area.
The Society monitors local planning applications and makes observations and offers opinions to the local authorities, based on the views of a representative groups of members.
Visit to Radipole Mill and Hydro Gather at the Mill at 3-00 pm. The Causeway (off Radipole Lane just South of the River Wey bridge). There are no meetings in July or August. Our regular monthly meetings usually include a briefing and discussion on planning topics of current interest.
Awards We make a series of Annual Awards for projects which help to achieve these objectives. The picture above shows this year’s main award winning building. Click the buttons below for full details of all our current and past awards.
Our Planning pages include reports, opinions and links to key pages of the Local Authority and other websites. These in turn contain lots of information and news about planning issues within the Borough. Of particular interest at the moment is the development of the WEYMOUTH ESPLANADE LIGHTING SYSTEM Please click the link above to find out more.
Planning News (Every other month)
We publish a bi-monthly Planning Newsletter which outlines many of the collective views of a representative group of members, with actions taken.
Please come to a meeting and make your contribution! Please click the button below to see recent issues.
There are several major local issues which have proved to be of interest to members, including -
Development of Weymouth Peninsula
Weymouth Town Centre Enhancement
Joint Local Plan for Weymouth, Portland and West Dorset For more information, please click the button below to go to our “Issues” page, where you will also find direct links to local authority websites which invite you to share your views.