Call for 16-home development on New Milton greenbelt to be 100% affordable

CALLS for 100% affordable housing provision were made by New Milton councillors as they heard early proposals for a 16-home development on a greenbelt site. The scheme for Spring Lane in Becton was presented to...

Plan to convert Christchurch office into five flats

PLANS to convert offices in Christchurch into apartments have been submitted to BCP Council. The application by Couloir Homes for Elcock Associates at 83 The Grove includes the creation of an additional storey to accommodate...

Fury over plans to axe 17 protected trees near proposed housing site

PLANS to axe 17 protected trees close to a contentious development site earmarked for up to 100 homes in Lymington have infuriated conservation groups and neighbours. Hayden’s Arboricultural Consultants has applied on behalf of Belco...
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New 100-year strategy to help protect Christchurch Bay and harbour

A NEW strategy is being produced to help protect Christchurch Bay and harbour from the elements for the next 100 years. It will assess how to manage coastal erosion and associated risks, and take into...

Planners say Christchurch police station redevelopment plans should be approved again

COUNCILLORS will be asked to approve the redevelopment of the Christchurch police station site when plans are brought before them for a second time next week. BCP Council’s planning committee first approved the Aster Homes...

Thrown out – plan to demolish home in exclusive road and replace with four...

A BID to demolish a home in an exclusive Barton road to make way for four houses was narrowly thrown out by district councillors amid claims an access dispute could spark legal action. AJ Developments...

Plan for flats on derelict Totton site approved despite parking fears

A PLAN to revamp a building in Totton with seven one-bed flats was approved despite concerns its lack of spaces for cars would exacerbate “horrendous” parking problems. The decision brings to an end a 12-year...
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Bridge over Totton railway and A326 dual carriageways among Waterside transport plans

MAJOR spending plans worth at least £140m are being drawn up to cut congestion in the east of the New Forest with a new dual carriageway, town centre railway bridge and reopening the Waterside...

Plans unveiled for new 72-bed care home in Ringwood – with a cinema, bar...

PLANS for a 72-bed care home in Ringwood featuring a cinema, bistro bar and hairdressing salon are set to be decided by New Forest District Council. The scheme by Frontier Estates seeks to develop land...

New Forest has ‘enough brownfield sites for 2,800 new homes’

THERE is enough brownfield land in the New Forest to build nearly 2,800 homes, countryside campaigners have claimed. Research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) identified 64 sites making up a combined 104...
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