Developer blames giant bush for ‘uncomfortable’ building blunder

A DEVELOPER which built a terrace of houses too close to neighbours has been allowed to keep them standing. The trio of properties were part of a seven-unit scheme in Fawley constructed by Elite Homes...
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Campaigners look to Quiet Lanes status to resist 100-home plan

CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans for 100 homes in the green belt are investigating whether their quiet neighbourhood could be protected with special status. Residents in Pennington are looking at gaining Quiet Lanes designation in response to...
ExxonMobil oil refinery

Oil refinery plan for new diesel plant to create 1,000 construction jobs

UP to 1,000 construction jobs could be created after top executives at petrochemical giant ExxonMobil gave the green light to an £800m investment in Fawley oil refinery. The huge project is to expand ultra-low sulphur...
Gordleton Industrial Park

Jobs promise wins industrial units place in the green belt

A SET of industrial units has been allowed in the green belt in Pennington to help boost the local economy. The three buildings, covering a combined 720 square metres, were given the green light by...

National park affordable housing rules watered down by government inspectors

NATIONAL park authority rules proposing to force builders to make half of every housing development affordable have been watered down by government inspectors. The NPA had wanted to include the policy in its 122-page draft...
Power station

Last look inside Fawley power station before planned 1,500-home transformation

IT has dominated the local skyline for over 50 years. But now, bit by bit, Fawley power station is being taken apart. The giant grey industrial buildings are set to give way to a proposed...

New Forest’s own grand designs awarded with architecture accolades

SOME of the most innovative, sympathetic and ingenious structures in the New Forest have been celebrated at the national park authority’s annual building design awards. A panel of judges made up of national park authority members...
Digger

Quarry plans loom near major new housing development

PLANS for a huge new gravel quarry close to where 875 homes are set to be built on the edge of Christchurch is slated to be decided in June. The application for nearly 78 hectares...
Lymington bus station design

New developer reveals housing plan for Lymington bus station

A NEW developer has bought Lymington bus station with fresh designs for homes, a shop and offices after the previous housebuilder gave up trying to get its unpopular schemes past planners. Landford Estates Ltd has...
Truck

Stuck truck fires up campaign against 100-home development plan

A COUNCIL truck that got wedged in a ditch on a narrow road in Lymington proves the danger of allowing 100 homes to be built there, say campaigners. The New Forest District Council vehicle became...
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