New Forest food bank

Over 100 back bigger base for New Forest Basics Bank

MORE than 100 people have written in support of the New Forest Basics Bank moving to a new base in Lymington to secure its future. The charity, which since launching in 2004 has distributed more...

Council takes legal action to cancel planning permission blunder

LEGAL action is being taken by New Forest District Council to block a development that was given planning permission by mistake. The authority is pursuing a judicial review to cancel its own decision, which was...

New retirement homes scheme unveiled for Lyndhurst

ANOTHER retirement home scheme in Lyndhurst has been drawn up to take the place of two houses near the top of the high street. Churchill Retirement Living has put in plans to bulldoze a pair...

New Forest District Council worst in the country for housing delivery, says government

NEW FOREST District Council has been ordered to find more land for development after it was named as the worst in the UK at designating enough sites for homes. According to figures released by the...
Hatch Motors site

Developer hits back at Sway objectors to Hatch Motors plans

A DEVELOPER hoping to build a mini supermarket and eight homes at a garage site in Sway has hit back at claims the scheme does not fit in with national and local policies. Landmark Estates...

Ringwood councillors angered by developer’s property pricing

DISSATISFIED Ringwood councillors have vowed to argue against the final part of a major housing scheme, angry at the developer’s apparent U-turn on cheaper housing. The planning committee voted to send their chairman, Cllr Chris...
Fawley power station

Explosive end unveiled for Fawley power station set for 1,500-home transformation

AN explosive end to Fawley power station moved a step closer with demolition plans submitted to New Forest District Council. If the dramatic operation gets the go-ahead as expected, the facility, which closed in 2013,...

Milford planning battle: ‘affordable homes’ would need £56,000 salary

PEOPLE trying to get on the property ladder would need an income of at least £56,000 to buy an “affordable” starter home, a developer has admitted at a public inquiry into its plans to...

Ringwood Social Club says ‘nuts’ planning fight has cost £50,000

“NUTS”. That’s the word the secretary of Ringwood Social Club has used to describe an eight-year planning battle with New Forest District Council that has left it £50,000 out of pocket and worried for its...

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...
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