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...

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...

National park authority seeks costs from developer as Lyndhurst housing plan dropped

THE developer whose bid to build 90 homes on the former Lyndhurst Park Hotel was thrown out by the national park authority has dropped its challenge without explanation. Pegasus Life has suddenly abandoned its appeal...

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...

Residents digging deep to fight Hythe quarry plan for ‘noisy’ new machinery

RESIDENTS living near a sand and gravel quarry in Hythe have hit out at an application to allow extra machinery onsite to sort through materials. TJ Transport Ltd, which operates Forest Lodge Home Farm in...

Council rejects New Forest Water Park’s ‘excessive’ clubhouse plan

PROPOSALS for a larger clubhouse at New Forest Water Park have been thrown out after councillors agreed it would harm the lakeside setting. The North Gorley facility’s managing director, Mark Jury, wanted permission to erect...

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...

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...

Village parking solution in the balance as proposals hit planning obstacle

A NEW car park promoted as a way of securing the future of Beaulieu businesses suffering from traffic problems has hit a stumbling block. The 25 new spaces proposed by the Beaulieu Estate gained permission...

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...
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