Outline planning granted on £120m scheme in Weymouth

Morgan Sindall-owned housebuilder Lovell Southern has teamed up with housing association Abri to build a £120m housing scheme in Weymouth.

Dorset council has granted the JV outline planning for the scheme, which will see 500 homes built as an urban extension of the seaside town.

Southampton-based architects Boyle+Summers have led development of the masterplan for the development, on which 45% of homes will be affordable housing.

The site will also feature a new primary school,care home, local centre and commercial space along with large areas of open public space.

A statement from the new JV said it will lodge a reserved matters application for the design and mix of the development in the spring, with construction set to start at the end of this year if approved.

Lovell Partnerships also formed a JV with Together Housing Group in August last year with plans to build 3,000 homes across the North and Midlands over the next five years.