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Development refused on Jurassic Coast

Councillors in Weymouth have turned down a housing development that

could have blocked the route of a proposed bypass. The Western ReliefRoad would run along the edge of the Fleet Lagoon joining with theonly road to Portland.

Around 50 businesses on the Island lobbied councillors saying thehousing development would prevent the road from being built, harmingfuture growth. Councillors, however, we're also told it was unlikelythe road would get funding before 2026.

30 homes and a restaurant are proposed for the site at Ferrybridge inWyke Regis. The existing pub would be demolished. In the endcouncillors refused planning permission saying it would beover-development and there was no mechanism for dealing withaffordable housing in the application.