Plans for 79 homes on Lyndhurst Park Hotel site are backed by parish council

THE redevelopment of the former Lyndhurst Park Hotel has received the backing of the parish council, despite confirmation it would include just eight affordable homes. The application for the property, which is owned by Christchurch-based...

Mystery of why pensioner fatally veered into oncoming Land Rover on A337

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a 75-year-old Lymington driver who fatally veered into the path of a Land Rover, an inquest heard. Witnesses saw Robert Griffith-Jones’ silver Honda Jazz “suddenly drift” across the A337 Romsey...

Residents give mixed response to Lyndhurst Park Hotel plans as verderers slam proposals’ effect...

PLANS for 79 homes on the site of the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel have met with a mixed response – but the verderers have warned of “deleterious” effects on the Forest if they get...

New Lyndhurst Tesco Express set to open Friday in old Budgens site

LYNDHURST’S new Tesco Express store is set to open on Friday, bringing 21 new jobs to the area. The store, on the village high street in the old Budgens site, will also be a boon...

Little Hugo launches clothing range for children’s charity fundraiser

FIVE-YEAR-OLD Hugo Carpenter has used his love of drawing to raise money for a children’s charity and bring a bit of joy into people’s lives during lockdown. The Walhampton School pupil was tasked by his...

New plans for Lyndhurst Park Hotel site a ‘lost opportunity’ for village

PLANS to build 79 homes on the site of the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel have met with criticism as a “lost opportunity” to bring affordable family homes to the village. The application for the property,...
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Plan for 79 homes on derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel site

PROPOSALS have been submitted for 79 homes on the site of the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel, including a plan to retain the landmark frontage. The application for the property, parts of which were designed by...
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Fresh hopes for reopening Lyndhurst library after £10,000 grant

HOPES have been raised that Lyndhurst library will be able to reopen as an independent, community-run facility after it secured a £10,000 grant from Hampshire County Council. The branch was among those shut by HCC...

New Forest visitor centre handed £2,500 grant boost

A NEW Forest visitor centre has been given a £2,500 boost through a scheme which raises funds for conservation and education projects. The New Forest Heritage Centre, a museum, gallery and reference library in Lyndhurst,...

‘It’s unjust’ – Pig hotels group slams government after being named and shamed for...

THE Pig hotels group has defended its position after being “named and shamed” by the government for failing to pay workers the minimum wage. The Lyndhurst-based group, which owns seven Pig hotels across the south...
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