Plan which allows for more than 10,000 new homes in Forest is approved

CONTROVERSIAL policies to build more than 10,000 homes in the New Forest have been approved by district councillors amid a failed bid to delete land in Lymington earmarked for 100 properties. New Forest District Council...

Work finally starts on new supermarket in Forest village’s landmark building

WORK has begun on a major supermarket chain’s new branch which will create 15 new jobs at a landmark building in Barton. The merging of three units within Westcliffe Buildings, at Sea Road’s junction with...

Homeowner may have to tear down house in row over extension

A HOMEOWNER who extended his property in the national park without permission has been told by planners that he might have to tear it down after he was refused a replacement on the same...
Mudeford beach cafe

£1m Mudeford beach cafe plans suspended after consultation criticism

PLANS to rebuild the Beach House café on Mudeford sandbank have been suspended pending a review following criticism of “inadequate” consultation on the scheme. Hundreds of people have objected to the planning application for the...
Hare Lane

Plan for 21 homes on green belt site is thrown out

A BID by a property developer to build 21 homes on a green belt site in Ashley has been thrown out by New Forest District Council. In an 11-point rejection of AJ Developments’ plan to...

Residents hit out over 240-home plans between Fordingbridge and Ashford

FORDINGBRIDGE will struggle to cope with a proposed 240-home estate if it is approved, say concerned residents. Infinite Homes has lodged an outline proposal to develop 10.7 hectares of fields north of Station Road, between...

Plans to demolish historic buildings at village entrance

PROPOSALS to replace a set of historic buildings in Brockenhurst with a café and holiday accommodation aimed at cyclists are being opposed by local groups and residents. Farooq Ahmed is seeking consent from the national...
Mudeford beach cafe

New £1m cafe at Mudeford would ‘damage relationship’ with beach hut owners

BEACH hut owners have warned BCP Council that it risks “permanently damaging” their relationship if it pushes ahead with replacing a cafe at Mudeford with a £1m larger building. A planning application for the Beach...

Villagers lose fight to save historic cottage from demolition

VILLAGERS have lost their fight against a decision to demolish a former blacksmith’s cottage in Sway. The national park authority said there was no need for a formal application for permission to knock down the...
Hills of Lymington

Appeal over refusal of plans for village car showroom

A CHALLENGE has been launched against New Forest District Council’s refusal to allow a convenience store and takeaway to be built on the site of a car showroom in Pennington. Brightbeech Investments wants to turn...
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