New Milton charity collectors

Residents to vote on development plan vision for town

THE people of New Milton will be asked to vote on whether to back a proposed future vision for their town that could unlock extra funding. Led by the town council, a Neighbourhood Plan has...
Vivid Homes

Developer talks tough with council over five-year homes wrangle

A DEVELOPER whose drainage has been blamed for flooding neighbours is threatening to challenge council planners to force a decision if they do not give it the all-clear soon after nearly five years of...
Highcliffe flats

Apartment blocks plan will create ‘flat city’, claim objectors

A PLAN to demolish two Highcliffe homes and replace them with apartment blocks will turn the village into “flat city”, according to an objector. Hurst and Hurst Estate Ltd wants to build 13 contemporary-style apartments...
Totton Burger King

Council objects to 24-hour Burger King drive-through in town centre

A COUNCIL is opposing plans for a 24-hour fast-food drive-through at a town centre petrol station after initially recommending it for approval. Euro Garages Ltd, which owns the Esso-run petrol station in Ringwood Road, Totton,...

Developer submits ‘landmark’ plans for former coastguard centre

A DEVELOPER has formally submitted its plans to revamp the former coastguard training centre overlooking Christchurch Bay with a mixture of flats and homes. Pennyfarthing Homes wants permission from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP)...

Final planning approval completes nearly 200-home development

THE final properties in a nearly 200-home development on the edge of Ringwood have been given the go-ahead. Linden Homes gained approval for the mix of 20 flats and houses from New Forest District Council’s...
Hills of Lymington

New shops and takeaway opposed over competition fears

PLANS to replace a car showroom in Pennington with a new convenience store and takeaway are being opposed over fears they could drive out local shops. The proposal for Hills of Lymington, at 44 Milford...

Park authority ‘powerless’ to stop 80 mobile homes in New Forest

THE national park authority has called for a government review of planning laws after admitting it was powerless to stop a small caravan site in the New Forest being turned into a development of...
Vivid Homes

Residents fear homes approval will trap them with flooding problem

RESIDENTS who say their land is being flooded after unauthorised changes to a nearby housing development fear the scheme may be about to get the green light and leave them stuck with the problem. The...
Totton Esso

No-go for Burger King drive-through at town centre garage

PLANS for a 24-hour fast-food drive-through at a town centre petrol station have been refused by New Forest District Council. Euro Garages Ltd, which owns the Esso garage in Ringwood Road, Totton, applied to extend...
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