Inquiry into Churchill Retirement Living plans for old Lymington police station site
A PUBLIC inquiry began this week into controversial plans to develop the former Lymington police station with 32 retirement apartments.
Churchill Retirement Living proposed tearing down the Southampton Road structure to make way for 21 one-bed and 11 two-bed apartments, plus communal facilities and 12 parking spaces.
It argued there was a "significant pressing need" for older people’s housing.
However, amid opposition from town councillors and 1,400 residents signing a petition, New Forest District Council’s planning committee voted it down.
A planning inspector will make the final decision later this year.