The Society was founded in 1944 to serve the people of Weymouth, Portland and surrounding areas.
We aim to stimulate public iterest in the environment within the Weymouth & Portland area, particularly the built environment, and to promote igh 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 information and planning pages. We hold regular monthly meetings, and Membership Secretary Pauline Crump issues a Newsletter three times a year which summarises our recent activities and future programme.
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.)
Please Join Us - Become a Member
To join the Society, please come along to one of our meetings, or download an an application form (click the button below) and return it by post to the address on the form.
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Our Planning pages include reports, opinions and links to key pages of the Local Authority and other websites.
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. Click the button below to explore the last year’s publications.
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.