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Portland Borough Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural

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Notice effective from
3rd August 2015, 00:51 to 2nd September 2015, 00:51

PORTLAND URBAN DISTRICT COMMON Town of Portland Borough of Weymouth and Portland County of Dorset
The RSPB has applied to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for consent under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 to carry out restricted works on The Portland Urban District Common from 2017. The Planning Inspectorate will decide the application on behalf of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The proposed works are: (i) a temporary small observation hide of 4.41m2; (ii) a temporary electric fence covering 675m in length and 1.82ha; (iii) a temporary outer single interpretation line of 1,193m in length and (iv) a temporary small, portable observation hide of 4m2 for use by the general public and wardens if necessary. Works (i), (ii) and (iii) are continuation of works consented under Section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 for 5 years from 20/1/12, works (iv) are new. The works will be located on Chesil Beach, about 400m to the north east of the Chesil Beach Centre at the site occupied by a breeding colony of little terns between April and August each year. Visitors to the common can still access the full length of the beach while the works are in place.
A copy of the application form and map showing the proposed works can be inspected at the Chesil Beach Centre between the hours of 10am and 5pm everyday until 1 September 2015.
Any objections or representations should be sent in writing ON or BEFORE that date to the Planning Inspectorate at Room 3/25B, Hawk Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN orCommonLandCasework@pins.gsi.gov.uk Letters sent to the Planning Inspectorate cannot be treated as confidential. They will be copied to the applicant and possibly to other interested parties. H Booker
RSPB
4th Floor (North Block), Broadwalk House Southernhay West, Exeter EX1 1TS DATE 31 July 2015

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