Planning and other local issues

The Upwey Society recognises that new housing will be needed in the Weymouth and Dorchester areas. Positioned, as we are, in between the two and on the northernmost edge of the Weymouth built-up area, there is bound to be pressure to build here.

We believe that any proposed developments should:

  • be consistent with the character of the particular part of Upwey to which they relate;
  • be in line with the Local Plan as approved by Weymouth and Portland Council;
  • not place additional and unmanageable burdens on infrastructure such as roads, sewerage etc

There is a new application to build 18 houses on open space off Dorchester Road, outside the area in which development is permitted. Please see our news item.