Controversial plans to redevelop Christchurch police station site to be reconsidered

CONTROVERSIAL plans for the redevelopment of the disused police station site in the centre of Christchurch will be reconsidered by BCP Council. The council had been threatened with legal action over the February decision of...

‘About time, poor village’ – Highcliffe residents welcome revamp plans for high street

HIGHCLIFFE resident have welcomed moves to reinvigorate the high street by lowering the speed limit to 20mph, widening pavements and removing parking bays. The new proposals were unveiled by Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council which...

Plans for 300 new homes at Netley Marsh revealed

A MAJOR plan to build up to 300 homes – more than a third of which will be affordable – on land at Netley Marsh has been unveiled. Developer Bloor Homes and local landowner Barker...
Lymington Town Quay

Lymington Quay revamp delayed by a year – and coronavirus may force a rethink...

A MAJOR revamp of Lymington’s popular Town Quay has been delayed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The £700,000 project includes the demolition of the 20-year-old toilet block for a bigger, flat-roofed structure...

Villagers slam plans to turn former youth club into electric car charging points

PLANS to demolish a former youth club building in Lyndhurst and replace it with electric car charging points have been criticised by villagers. New Forest District Council installed the pre-fabricated building in the car park...

Row over village buildings approved for demolition after tech issues bar objectors from video...

FORMAL complaints have been lodged against the national park after technical issues stopped objectors speaking out against a controversial plan. Problems surfaced with video conferencing when NPA planning members debated a proposal to demolish a...

New homes planned on site of boarded-up pub

A PUB which closed three years ago could be knocked down and replaced with six new homes if planning permission is granted by New Forest District Council. Player's, in Water Lane, Totton, has been boarded...
McCarthy and Stone

Developer reconsidering retirement flats plans for Hythe police station site

A DEVELOPER is reconsidering is plans to revamp the former Hythe police station with retirement flats. McCarthy & Stone (M&S) has had two unpopular sets of proposals to develop the Jones Lane site knocked back...

Public meeting to debate controversial 240-home plan near Fordingbridge

A CONTROVERSIAL plan for 240 new homes near Fordingbridge will be publicly debated at an extraordinary meeting of town councillors. Members of Fordingbridge Town Council’s planning committee were set to give their recommendation to New...

‘Think again’ – Forest councillors attack government plans to change rules on affordable housing

CONSERVATIVE councillors have attacked temporary changes to planning rules proposed by the government, claiming they risked a “dramatic” cut in affordable housing supply in the New Forest. District council housing chief Cllr Jill Cleary was...
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