ECO Homes presentation to Town Council postponed

Watton Hill Bridport

A presentation to Bridport Town Council about the proposed ECO Homes development at Watton Hill, Bridport, scheduled for September 24th, has been postponed.

Announcing the postponement Bridport Town Clerk Will Austin explained that the team behind the planned development had contacted him to say that more time is needed to be sure that proposals are aligned with the many issues surrounding the development ‘in terms of landscape, energy systems, AONB, etc.’

‘They have reassured me of their view that the Town Council meeting is a significant and important step in the public consultation process. It is likely the presentation will now take place in either October or November’ said Mr Austin.

The presentation was due to take place at the Town Council Planning Committee meeting this coming Monday, 24 September. Mr Austin said ‘It had attracted a great deal of public interest and we were expecting a large public turnout.

‘The Planning Committee meeting will go ahead as scheduled on Monday without the presentation and of course the public are welcome to attend – we have items on the Local Plan, Dorset AONB and local planning applications, all of which will be of interest!’

Hailed as a ‘groundbreaking proposition the ECO Homes development is said to offer a brand-new way of building homes for the future that are ‘high quality and sustainably designed, bringing the people of Bridport and its surrounding parishes outstanding living at affordable rents.’

An in-depth interview with the man behind the proposition, Roy Mathisen, can be found in the September issue of The Marshwood Vale Magazine at:

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