New Forest planners reject Burley man’s bid to rebuild ‘rotten’ cottage

THE owner of a damp and rotting New Forest cottage has lost his attempt to demolish and replace it with a new home in a bid to save almost £100k on repair costs. Alan Jupe’s...

Chris Packham attacks ‘short-sighted’ Ringwood housing plan near nature reserve

TV NATURALIST Chris Packham has intervened to voice concerns about the proposed construction of over 140 homes on green belt land north of Ringwood. As reported in the A&T, Gladman Developments Ltd has applied to...

Developer drawing up plans for 250 homes on the edge of Fordingbridge

PLANS are being drawn up by a developer to build up to 250 homes on fields on the edge of Fordingbridge. If eventually approved by New Forest District Council, they would be constructed by applicant...

Housing plan unveiled by NHS for Ashurst hospital site

VILLAGERS are being urged to have their say on proposals to redevelop part of the Ashurst Hospital site with about 30 new homes or care housing. The NHS says some of the land off the...

Reid Steel shrinks housing plans for Christchurch base redevelopment

A STEEL giant has cut 50 homes from a major housing plan at its long-time base in Christchurch after concerns were raised by residents. This week REIDsteel submitted to Christchurch Borough Council an outline plan...

Retirement flats developer claims smaller block ‘not deliverable’ in Hythe planning battle

A BIGGER block of retirement flats should be allowed in the centre of Hythe because a smaller version is “not deliverable”, a developer argued at a public inquiry which kicked off this week. Churchill Retirement...

Plans to transform industrial site in Totton with affordable homes

A NEW development of affordable homes could be built on an industrial estate next to railway tracks in Totton, under plans unveiled by a housing association. Christchurch-based Sovereign has applied to New Forest District Council...

Riverside ‘house of tomorrow’ finally wins the day with national park planners

A BID to extend and modernise a home by the Lymington River to create a “house for tomorrow” has been passed on its fifth attempt. Mr and Mrs Teal’s application for Sumaya in Undershore Road...

Developer promises new jobs in Totton with industrial buildings plan

LOCAL jobs will be created under plans for three new industrial buildings on the edge of Totton, a developer has promised. An application has been submitted to New Forest District Council for nearly 1.6 hectares...

Housing given the go-ahead for woodland ‘gem’ in Hythe

HOTLY contested plans for housing on a semi-wooded plot of land have been given the go-ahead despite the site being described as a “gem” that needed protection. The application by The Turnbull Group for four...
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