Environmental concerns delay decision for 1,500 power station homes

A DECISION on approving the first stage of proposals for about 1,500 homes at Fawley power station has been delayed amid a string of environmental concerns from planners. A verdict on the outline application, which...
Fawley oil refinery

Councillors give go-ahead for £800m new diesel plant at oil refinery

THE green light has been given for a new £800m diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery which managers say will create and protect more than 2,000 jobs. This morning (Wednesday) New Forest district councillors voted...
Fawley power station plans

Bus firm attacks ‘nonsensical’ transport plans for Fawley power station homes

A BUS firm has attacked “nonsensical” transport plans for the 1,500-home redevelopment of Fawley power station and called for more than £1m to upgrade services amid residents’ fears of gridlock on the roads. The huge...

Former Scout volunteer caught by paedophile hunter handed suspended jail term

A FORMER senior ferry officer and Scout volunteer was snared by a paedophile hunter after sending inappropriate online messages to what he thought was a 13-year-old boy. Matthew Parker (41) was living in Holbury when...

Bob Wappett: longserving Conservative councillor and a ‘kind and gentle man’

TRIBUTES have been paid to the chairman of Fawley Parish Council, Cllr Bob Wappet, who has been described as a “kind and gentle man”. Bob, who lived in Blackfield with wife Pauline, had been a...
Fawley power station demolition

VIDEO: Going out with a bang – Fawley power station demolition begins

EXPLOSIVES blew up part of the former Fawley power station this morning (Thursday) in the first major demolition paving the way for a planned 1,500 homes. Contractors brought down with a bang the roof of...
Fawley oil refinery

Oil refinery’s £800m new diesel plant plan set for green light

AN £800m diesel plant at Fawley oil refinery has been slated for approval tomorrow (Wednesday) by New Forest councillors despite more than 100 objections. The huge investment at the ExxonMobil site, the largest refinery in...
ExxonMobil oil refinery

Oil refinery plan for new diesel plant to create 1,000 construction jobs

UP to 1,000 construction jobs could be created after top executives at petrochemical giant ExxonMobil gave the green light to an £800m investment in Fawley oil refinery. The huge project is to expand ultra-low sulphur...
Hampshire County Council budget

Lyndhurst and Blackfield libraries facing the axe to cut costs

LYNDHURST and Blackfield are among up to 10 Hampshire libraries facing the axe alongside dozens of jobs as county council bosses try to balance the books. The number of lending branches could drop from 48...
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