Weymouth Civic Society

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Our Objectives

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 higher 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 planning applications in the area, and makes observations and offers opinions to the local authorities. More details are to be found on the activities and planning pages.

Weymouth Town Centre Masterplan

Click here to go  to our town centre page
From there, you may follow easy links direct to the the council Masterplan website pages and view the Civic Society response. Visit our Contact Us page if you’d like to comment.

Contact Us

WCS, Tudor House,
3, Trinity Street, Weymouth
 DT4 8TW

Home Page

Click  the picture  to see a great film of the coastline  from Portland Bill to Bowlease Cove - credits are within the video (10 min).


LOCAL PLAN - Click here to find out about or influence the Draft Local Plan

Click here for Interactive Version of the planning policy documents

NEWS  - Click here to visit the News Pages of the local authority website

PLANNING  - Click here to find out about planning policy in West Dorset

The links below take you to selected pages of  local authority websites.

Planning Notes

Read our latest planning notes

Our Next Meeting

Monday, March 20th  2017 at 7-30 pm

at St Nicholas Church Hall
Buxton Road

Making New Land
- Building Modern Weymouth

a talk by
Pauline Crump

Please note that the following meeting on April 24th is our AGM. Please put it in your diary NOW.

Current Planning Issues . . .

Visit our Planning pages to find out more about some of the key planning matters which are currently live. Please let us have your views, and help us to assist our hard working local Councillors by offering constructive comment from a cross section of the local community (us!) on a wide range of difficult to resolve planning issues. Prominent amongst them at the moment is the Town Centre Masterplan (panel above).


The Society issues a quarterly Newsletter. Please click here to download a copy of the latest edition (pdf file).

Occasionally Civic Society news is also posted on our Facebook page, which is managed by Claudia Webb. Click the Facebook widget below to go there.
For announcements of future events on Facebook, please check the posting date!

Search Local Planning Applications Go to our Planning Pages

Click button above to visit Dorset-For-You Planning Search page

Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort

Leased  from the local council, the Fort is operated by the Civic Society. There is a small professional management and support team, supported by an army of volunteers, many of whom are members of the Society. Click the picture below  to see more.

Please Join Us - Become a Member

To join the Society, please contact our membership secretary at members@weymouthcivicsociety.org, come along to one of our meetings, or download an an application form (click the green button below) and return it  by post to the address on the form.

We meet regularly at 7-30 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at the St Nicholas Hall, Buxton Road  (please check the programme).  All are welcome - members and non-members.

Click here for details of how we use your personal information.

Membership Application Form Tudor House

Tudor House

Bequeathed to the Civic Society in 1977 by local architect Wamsley Lewis, Tudor House is operated entirely by volunteers.

Click the picture to see more.

Tudor House

Click the Picture


The map above  shows the locations of Tudor House and Nothe Fort


Click the picture  to go to the 2016 AWARDS page

A new landmark has appeared at Bincleaves Green, clearly visible from the Nothe Fort (background right). Click the picture for more information.