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 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...

More than 100 villagers on the march against housing plan for Milford fields

MORE than 100 residents have protested against Pennyfarthing Homes’ plans to develop farmland in Milford with 42 homes. The demonstration, which took place on Saturday morning, was organised by the campaign group SLAM (School Lane...

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...

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...

Fresh plans for business units would ‘destroy’ river views, warn objectors

FRESH plans have been submitted to redevelop a prominent site on the east bank of the River Lymington with business units. The scheme for a block of 11 premises follows the refusal by New Forest...

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...

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...

Town council names-promise unlocks permission for Ringwood war memorial revamp

REFURBISHING Ringwood’s war memorial has been given the go-ahead after promises by the town council not to change the presentation of the names. The scheme for the Grade II listed structure in Christchurch Road was...

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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