Plan for new homes in Sway win green light from national park authority

CLAIMS that building three new homes in Sway would constitute over-development did not persuade planning authority members to throw them out. An application to demolish a building in Builders Yard, Station Road, which is used...

Yapping Chihuahuas cause a headache for New Forest District Council planners

TINY dogs caused a huge problem for councillors who struggled to decide what to do about a gang of breeding Chihuahuas living in Fawley. The diminutive animals were at the centre of an application in...

Saints FC seek to keep Marchwood training ground on land once marked for affordable...

SOUTHAMPTON Football Club has launched a bid to retain training facilities on land in Marchwood that council planners had hoped could one day provide 70 affordable homes for local people. The Premier League outfit has...

Homes and businesses approved for eyesore industrial site in Brockenhurst

AN “eyesore” site in Brockenhurst will be transformed with a mix of homes and businesses despite concerns none will be affordable. All buildings at the former Redmayne Engineering plot in Station Avenue – which has...

Developer could add more affordable homes at controversial Milford site, says council

CONTROVERSIAL housing proposals on the edge of Milford could viably provide six more affordable homes than claimed by the developer, council planners have agreed. An independent assessment of the site off School Lane for New...

Village homes quotas defended by New Forest National Park planning chiefs

SENIOR planners at the national park authority defended proposals to earmark land in villages around the New Forest for building around 180 new homes. Development space has been proposed in Lyndhurst, Ashurst, Sway and Calshot...
Fawley power station

National park housing plans for Fawley power station come under fire

THE company behind nearly £1bn plans for 1,500 homes at the former Fawley power station has been accused of pushing development into the New Forest National Park to maximise profits. Fawley Waterside Ltd’s scheme came...

Developer hit by third planning refusal for flats on exclusive Barton road

A DEVELOPER has been knocked back in a third attempt to demolish a house in an exclusive road in Barton to make way for flats. AJ Developments wanted to construct eight apartments at Perhaver in...

No thanks! Another Christchurch coffee shop not to residents’ taste

PEOPLE POWER won the day in Christchurch when a hotly contested application for another coffee shop in the town was rejected by councillors, despite their officers’ recommendation to approve. One hundred residents put their names...

New Forest National Park Authority resists landowners’ calls to ease development rules

LANDOWNERS and developers called for building controls on the edge of the New Forest National Park to be watered down as planning inspectors launched a public examination of proposed new keystone policies on Tuesday. The...
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