Planning applications submitted

Planning applications for new world class sailing facilities at Weymouth and Portland were submitted on time on 30 March, ensuring that the Olympic sailing venue stays on track to become one of the first venues ready for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Following the public consultation, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) submitted planning applications on 30 March to build a new permanent slipway, more race-boat parking, and lifting and mooring facilities, all of which will deliver new and improved sailing facilities for use during the Games and in legacy.

Sebastian COE, Chair of the London 2012 Organizing Committee, said that the
developments would leave a sailing legacy in Weymouth and Portland well beyond the Games, ‘This scheme will transform Weymouth from an existing top class venue into a world-class training and competition venue equipped to stage further major international sailing events and competitions after the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.’

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