Planning professor takes top job at New Forest National Park Authority

A PROFESSOR of planning has been appointed as the new chair of the New Forest National Park Authority. Prof. Gavin Parker, who was born and brought up in Salisbury and now lives in Downton, said...

Shell reveals demolition plans for Pennington petrol station site

A BUSY petrol station on the edge of Lymington could be demolished and replaced with a modern facility under plans submitted to New Forest District Council. Shell has applied to transform its garage at Pennington...

New coffee shop and playpark approved on site of derelict buildings in village centre

A NEW coffee shop, children’s playpark and entertainment space can be built in Burley after the national park authority approved the plans. As reported in the A&T, applicant Nigel Blow applied to demolish several derelict...

Under-threat cycling cafe powers on after plans to turn it into housing are refused

THE owner of a popular cycling café in Ringwood says he will be staying in the saddle after controversial plans to turn the premises into a flat were refused. Peter Moore, who runs Cafe Velo...
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Aldi returns with fresh plans for New Milton store

SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has submitted fresh plans for a new store in New Milton after pledging it had “not given up” on the idea. The German retail company had a planning application to develop a...
Balmer Lawn Hotel

£4m pollution credits scheme set to unblock developments around the New Forest

POLLUTION concerns which have held up high-profile New Forest planning developments – including three hotel expansions – could be alleviated thanks to a new government scheme. The Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst, Bartley Lodge in...

‘About time, poor village’ – Highcliffe residents welcome revamp plans for high street

HIGHCLIFFE resident have welcomed moves to reinvigorate the high street by lowering the speed limit to 20mph, widening pavements and removing parking bays. The new proposals were unveiled by Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council which...

Plans for 300 new homes at Netley Marsh revealed

A MAJOR plan to build up to 300 homes – more than a third of which will be affordable – on land at Netley Marsh has been unveiled. Developer Bloor Homes and local landowner Barker...

Villagers slam plans to turn former youth club into electric car charging points

PLANS to demolish a former youth club building in Lyndhurst and replace it with electric car charging points have been criticised by villagers. New Forest District Council installed the pre-fabricated building in the car park...
McCarthy and Stone

Developer reconsidering retirement flats plans for Hythe police station site

A DEVELOPER is reconsidering is plans to revamp the former Hythe police station with retirement flats. McCarthy & Stone (M&S) has had two unpopular sets of proposals to develop the Jones Lane site knocked back...
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