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 planning pages of this site. We hold regular monthly meetings, and a Newsletter is issued three times a year which includes topical articles and summarises our recent activities and future programme. The most recent Newsletter may be downloaded from the information page of this site.
Click the symbol above to take an aerial journey across Weymouth and Portland
Click the symbol above to view Stuart Morris’s video “Portland - Story of an Island”
Planning applications 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)
Our Planning pages include reports, opinions and links to key pages of the Local Authority and other websites.
Interested in the Weymouth of the past? Have a look at these U tube Videos.
Picture from the Andy Hutchings Collection
Programme of Meetings Regular open meetings are arranged to hear talks and discuss topics of interest. When the information is available, details of the next (due) meeting will be posted here on the Home page of this site, and other programme information on the Information page.