Park authority ‘powerless’ to stop 80 mobile homes in New Forest

THE national park authority has called for a government review of planning laws after admitting it was powerless to stop a small caravan site in the New Forest being turned into a development of...

New developer agrees deal for derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel

A DEAL has been done for the dilapidated Lyndhurst Park Hotel which has been bought by a new developer with plans to build housing. Hoburne Development confirmed to the A&T today (Friday) that it has...
Hythe Neighbourhood Plan

Voters back hyper-local planning policies in village referendum

VOTERS have backed a set of hyper-local planning policies in Hythe and Dibden – although less than a fifth actually turned out to cast their ballots. It means the 77-page document will now be formally...
Renaissance Retirement

Build family homes not ‘copycat’ retirement flats, urges town conservation group

A SITE where 45 retirement flats are proposed close to the centre of Lymington would be better off with affordable homes, the town’s conservation group has urged. The Lymington Society has spoken out against Renaissance...

New Forest affordable homes policy watered down by government inspectors

PROPOSED rules for the number of affordable homes have been watered down in draft planning policy governing the development of 10,500 houses outside the New Forest National Park. The proportion of cheaper properties has been...
Highcliffe flats

Apartment blocks plan will create ‘flat city’, claim objectors

A PLAN to demolish two Highcliffe homes and replace them with apartment blocks will turn the village into “flat city”, according to an objector. Hurst and Hurst Estate Ltd wants to build 13 contemporary-style apartments...

Have your say on the finest new designs in the Forest

THE finest and most innovative new buildings in the Forest will be rewarded for their design, and nominations are now open so you can have your say. The national park authority rewards high quality design...

Controversial green belt crematorium plan set for debate

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a crematorium on green belt land in New Milton will be debated at a public meeting in the wake of a fresh application. The resurgence comes three years after New Forest...

Micro-pub serving alcohol until midnight planned for Totton

A NEW micro-pub serving alcohol until midnight could open in Totton if New Forest District Council approves its licensing application. Called 6 Barrels, it would sell craft ales, lager, cider, wine, spirits, hot and soft...

The charming two-bed cottage where people aren’t allowed to live – but is fine...

A PROPERTY in the New Forest with two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen has been branded “the most exclusive pig shed in England” as the national park authority refuses to allow anyone to live...
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