We are a coalition of local businesses and groups opposing the plans to build a waste incinerator at Portland Port.

To join the coalition, email Hannah Borno at: join@coalitionagainsttheburner.org

Or call Chris Ball on 07824 513609



Weymouth Civic Society

Rossi’s Ice Cream

The River Wey Society

Weymouth Hoteliers Guesthouses & Leaseholders Association

Old Harbour Dive Centre


Belvedere Inn

The Chatsworth

Offshore Rebel Charters

Stone Pier Cafe

Cove Gallery

Weymouth Rubbish Removals

Amarisa Deep Sea Fishing

Weymouth Bike Hire

South West Coast Refills

The Bay Guest House

Statue Insurance

Gladstones Family Jewellers

Weymouth Vintage

Netherfield Cattery

Skelly Construction

Weymouth & Portland Scaffolding

Weymouth Bouncy Castles

The Library House Cafe

A Spoonful of Honey

Aunty Vi’s Café

The Eastney

Signet Aerials

Titan Manufacturing,

S&W Shellfish

Sally Ann Charters

Acorns Childminding Service

Hand Picked Shellfish Company

Dorset Entertainments

The Harbour Terrace

Townsend’s Amusements

Seashells Soft Play

Marden Guest House

Remarkable Carpets

Graham’s Motor Services

Supanova Charters

Bob Summerhayes Fisheries

Ryan Casey Marine Services


Weymouth Angling Centre

Dorset Seaweeds

Weymouth & Portland Rugby Club

Les Enfants Terribles

Snapper Charters

Weymouth & Portland Licensed Skippers Association

Garreg Lwyd

Al’s Spirit Charters

Fins-up Fishing Charters

Flamer IV Charters

Olivers Guesthouse

Helen’s Famous Wholefoods Store


C Me Care

The Monarch Guest House

Whitesands Properties

The Ocean Guest House

Wadham Guest House

Bridge Fairtrade Shop

Nanna Moon’s Café Bar

Wessex Aerials

The Cavendale Guest House

The Warwick Guest House

Weymouth Sands Guest House

Beach View Guest House

The Seacrest Guest House

Aaron Guest House

Real World Services

Good as Gold

The Window Doctor

C.A. Aerials

Bosworth Glass

Direct Removals of Weymouth

Mason Gas Services

South Coast Alarms

Cavendish House

The Bedford Guest House

King of the Castles

The Dorset Grill

Attic Designs


b-side arts organisation

Dorset Shellfish

Chesil Chippie

Dive Beyond


Dorset Sea Salt Co.

Portland Joinery

Scimitar Diving

Paracademy Extreme

Quiddles Cafe

Taylor’s Messdeck Cafe

Portland Alpacas


LJK Resources

Mike Young Personal Training

Portland Magic

Balti Island

Perceptive Protection

Mark White Roofing

White Stones Art Cafe

David Nicholls Art


Martyn Davies Decorating

Fancy’s Farm

Postal Logistics International



Rob McIlroy Soft Tissue Therapy

Fish-On! Angling Charters

Portland Cottage

Chesil Creative


Wyke Regis Horticultural Society

Pebble Bank Caravan Park

The Fat Badger

Sirius Business Services

Dorset Phone Repair Service

Swallows Rest

Lee Electrical Installations


Little Toller Books

Soulshine Cafe

Common Ground


The Thomas Hardy Society

Down to Earth

Bright Button Productions

Annie’s Gardening

Dorset’s Kiwi Butcher


Longthorns Farm

Terra Organics Cafe

Huff and Puff Construction

The Salt Pig


Barton Cottage, Broadmayne

Marren B&B, Holworth

GB Roofing, Ilminster

The Open Air Dairy, Littlebredy

Heritage Seeds, Osmington

The Osmington Society

Daniel Wretham Photography, Poole

Donkey Down Camping, Sutton Poyntz

The proposed incinerator ▶︎ Portland is known and loved for its views. The area is famous for its fresh air. But an ill wind is blowing our way. An internationally-backed company calling itself “Powerfuel Portland” has applied to Dorset Council to build a large waste incinerator at Portland Port. If it gets the go-ahead, the burner would change the face of Portland & Weymouth for generations. The chimney stack would be 85 metres high from sea level: about twice the height of Portland Bill.

A new threat to tourism and hospitality ▶︎ The tourism and hospitality sectors are reeling from Covid. From retail to restaurants, hotels to market stalls, it’s been tough for everyone. According to a recent Parliamentary report: “Coastal communities in particular will be hard hit by the decline of the tourism industry”. And it doesn’t look like a swift recovery is on the cards. In its 2020 Tourism Forecast, VisitBritain predicts that “by early 2021 we are unlikely to be back to baseline (pre-COVID) levels” in any sector of tourism.

Building an industrial waste burner just across the water from Weymouth would be kicking tourism while it’s down. People travel to Weymouth for golden sands, not grey fumes. They flock to the area for sailing, camping and artisan food; for beautiful views not chimney plumes.

Bad for business, bad for wildlife ▶︎ The incinerator site is surrounded by vulnerable marine and coastal ecosystems, putting rare species and habitats at risk. And it would put the world famous Jurassic Coast right in the firing line. The last thing anyone needs right now is more air pollution. But there’s time to stop it. A coalition of local businesses and groups has come together to fight the burner proposal. If you’d like to join the coalition, drop us a line at this address: join@coalitionagainsttheburner.org

Take action ▶︎ Tell Dorset Council that building the burner would be taking Portland & Weymouth in the wrong direction — add your name to the coalition:


Or submit an objection to Dorset Council.

For more information on stopping the incinerator, visit the campaign website:

STOP! Portland Waste Incinerator

And for information and research on the incinerator, visit the Portland Association:


Membership Secretary — Hannah Borno