Our next meeting Monday 16 September Quiz Night Test your knowledge of the local buildings that WCS has given awards to at a fun social evening.
At St. Paul’s Church Hall Abbotsbury Road (See activities page for venue details)
Please Note - there are no meetings arranged for July and August.
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 representative groups of members.
More details are to be found on the activities and planning pages. We hold regular monthly meetings, and issue a Newsletter three times a year which summarises our recent activities and future programme. Please click the button below to view our programme.
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.
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. Come to a meeting and make your personal 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.
We make a series of Annual Awards for projects which help to achieve our objectives. The picture above shows a recent (2017) main award winning building. Click the button below for full details of all our current and past awards.