Development fears for abandoned Waterside club site

FEARS have been raised that a community building which has lain empty for nearly three years could be lost to redevelopment. The former home of the now defunct Waterside Sports and Social Club in Holbury...

Flats approved for site of former New Milton care home despite wildlife warnings

WARNINGS that developers’ profits are being prioritised over wildlife did not persuade planners to reject 10 new flats in New Milton. The application by Pennyfarthing Homes for two blocks of five flats, plus 18 parking...

Developer submits ‘landmark’ plans for former coastguard centre

A DEVELOPER has formally submitted its plans to revamp the former coastguard training centre overlooking Christchurch Bay with a mixture of flats and homes. Pennyfarthing Homes wants permission from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP)...
Highcliffe homes

Planners block developer from swapping shop for more flats

PLANS to convert a newly-built shop unit in the centre of Highcliffe into flats have been rejected due to concerns about how close they would be to bins. Pure Town Planning, consultants representing the developers,...
New Forest National Park

New national park policies to boost affordable homes and limit house sizes

NEW policies for the construction of 800 homes in the New Forest National Park have come into force with home-size limits, more affordable housing and a series of major development sites. The 20-year Local Plan...

Developers eyeing up land told to do their ‘homework’ by concerned council

DEVELOPERS bidding to build almost 1,200 homes in Ringwood were urged to do more “homework” by the deputy mayor who said they lack basic knowledge about their target land. Cllr Philip Day also revealed his...
Lymington Town Quay

Campaign to rally residents behind ‘piazza-style’ plan for Town Quay

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to win residents’ support for plans to transform Lymington Town Quay by cutting the number of parking spaces and turning it into a public square. The radical proposals are being...
Appletree Court

Planners throw out ‘overcrowded’ town centre homes proposal

NEW FOREST councillors refused a bid for eight homes in the centre of Fordingbridge amid criticism they were "crammed" in without enough parking. Sixteen members on New Forest District Council’s planning committee voted against Crownshade...

Councillors sink New Forest Water Park’s bid to expand clubhouse

A BID to extend the clubhouse at New Forest Water Park was sunk by the district council’s planning committee – with one member branding it “a joke”. Cllr Sue Bennison took aim at the proposal...
Vivid Homes

Residents fear homes approval will trap them with flooding problem

RESIDENTS who say their land is being flooded after unauthorised changes to a nearby housing development fear the scheme may be about to get the green light and leave them stuck with the problem. The...
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