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New Forest Notes: New recreation complex would have ‘appalling’ consequences

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BACK in 1970 an expert committee made recommendations for the end of wild camping and car parking in the New Forest.

The famous report it produced (Conservation of the New Forest) provided that car parks and campsites were to be located in places which could best accommodate them and that other parts of the Forest were to be protected. The recommendations provided for no campsites north of Fritham in an area which, even today, is still better protected than some more popular areas.

Now a developer has ambitious plans to construct a multi-attraction recreation complex, opening directly onto the Forest between Bramshaw Telegraph and Woodfalls.

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