Third time lucky? Fresh plans being drawn up for Lyndhurst Park Hotel

NEW proposals for the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel could be unveiled by the summer, according to the developer. Pegasus Life is working on fresh designs for the landmark site after last month it suddenly dropped...

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...
Loperwood Lane homes

Town council backs farmland redevelopment despite flooding concerns

TOWN councillors have backed controversial plans for 80 new homes in Totton despite raising concerns over flooding and access. The development of the 4.4-hectare Loperwood Lane site in Calmore, which is currently used for agricultural...
Totton Burger King

Garage’s 24/7 Burger King bid sparks concerns over traffic, litter and obesity

PLANS for a 24-hour Burger King drive-thru in Totton have been met with concerns about traffic congestion, littering and obesity. Euro Garages Limited, which oversees the petrol station in Ringwood Road, has applied to New...

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...

Row over village buildings approved for demolition after tech issues bar objectors from video...

FORMAL complaints have been lodged against the national park after technical issues stopped objectors speaking out against a controversial plan. Problems surfaced with video conferencing when NPA planning members debated a proposal to demolish a...

Developer runs out of time on plan to pump sewage into stream

AN application by the owner of a development for 85 mobile homes to pump sewage into a New Forest stream has been withdrawn. Park One Developments Ltd, which owns the Vernon Dene site at North...

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...

Objectors lose bid to stop quarry activity expanding

EXPANDING operations at a sand and gravel quarry has been given the go-ahead despite warnings from residents and councillors that it would have an “intolerable” impact on their lives. A Hampshire County Council committee approved...
NFDC local Plan

Developers push council to open up more New Forest green belt for building

MORE of the protected green belt should be freed up for housebuilding around New Forest towns, a planning enquiry at Lyndhurst has been told by developers. The examination into the district council’s draft Local Plan...
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