Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

EXPANDING operations at a sand and gravel quarry has been given the go-ahead despite warnings from residents and councillors that it would have an “intolerable” impact on their lives. A Hampshire County Council committee approved...

Developer to fight council over refusal of police station flats plan

A DEVELOPER has challenged the refusal of its plans to build a block of retirement flats – which were previously likened to a prison - on the site of a disused police station. McCarthy &...
Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Planned homes might be ‘left to burn’ to protect environment

HOMES on a proposed major new development near Ringwood could be left to burn down if there was a blaze in order to protect rare animal species, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned. The...
Off Lime Kiln Lane in Holbury

Prospect of 65 jobs secures green light for new business units

A DEVELOPER has said about 65 new jobs could be created by plans for industrial units given the go-ahead on an “eyesore” site behind homes in Fawley. The set of 24 small business spaces were...
Haven Marine Park in Undershore Road

Jobs trump conservation as riverside business units get the go-ahead

ECONOMICS won the day when councillors gave the go-ahead to a major business development in the green belt on the banks of the River Lymington. Plans for industrial units at Haven Marine Park in Undershore...

Over 100 back bigger base for New Forest Basics Bank

MORE than 100 people have written in support of the New Forest Basics Bank moving to a new base in Lymington to secure its future. The charity, which since launching in 2004 has distributed more...

Council takes legal action to cancel planning permission blunder

LEGAL action is being taken by New Forest District Council to block a development that was given planning permission by mistake. The authority is pursuing a judicial review to cancel its own decision, which was...

New retirement homes scheme unveiled for Lyndhurst

ANOTHER retirement home scheme in Lyndhurst has been drawn up to take the place of two houses near the top of the high street. Churchill Retirement Living has put in plans to bulldoze a pair...

New Forest District Council worst in the country for housing delivery, says government

NEW FOREST District Council has been ordered to find more land for development after it was named as the worst in the UK at designating enough sites for homes. According to figures released by the...

Developer hits back at Sway objectors to Hatch Motors plans

A DEVELOPER hoping to build a mini supermarket and eight homes at a garage site in Sway has hit back at claims the scheme does not fit in with national and local policies. Landmark Estates...
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