SY6678 : Curtis Fields development work starts

taken 4 years ago, near to Charlestown, Dorset, Great Britain

Curtis Fields development work starts
Curtis Fields development work starts
Ground clearance starts for 600 houses on the fields separating Wyke and Weymouth. Taken from Fiveways junction, Chickerell Road.
From the Echo Wednesday 1 May 2013

COUNCILLORS have deferred a decision on the controversial Curtis Fields development in Weymouth. Members of the borough councilís planning committee today agreed to visit the site before making a decision. Planning chiefs had recommended the development be refused.

Highways and design issues, and the fact the scheme is submitted before a blueprint for future growth is agreed, have been given as reasons for turning down the scheme.
House builder Betterment Properties has been keen to progress proposals for the site, also known as Markham and Little Francis, since it bought the land from the Curtis family several years ago.
It unveiled multi-million pound plans last year, heralding a range of benefits, not least that it would help to fulfil future housing needs. Three quarters of residents taking part in a consultation did not support it.

The fields separate Weymouth from Wyke Regis and the land includes an area registered as a Town Green, which had its status revoked following a court battle but is being appealed at the Supreme Court.
Betterment eventually wants to build up to 600 homes on the site, developing in phases. Half of the 38-hectare site will be for public recreation and nature conservation.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 2 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6613 7871 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.4270N 2:28.8003W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6607 7897
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