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HeliOperations have applied to Dorset Council for planning permission for Erection of a Building for the servicing and maintenance of helicopters and additional facilities incidental to an existing heliport use. That application is currently being considered under reference WP/20/00467/OUT
The proposal for the new building is able to be viewed below.
As part of their consideration the council requested an Environmental Statement to be prepared particularly dealing with any impacts from additional helicopter flights on nearby protected areas and heritage assets including the Chesil and Fleet, and Portland Castle.
The Environmental Statement does set out that the new building is primarily an engineering and maintenance facility with limited associated flights against an environmental baseline of an unrestricted operational heliport in terms of nos of flights. The statement sets out that there is no impact in any event.
The full Environmental Statement can be read in full below.