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Beaulieu National Motor Museum seeks permission from New Forest NPA to demolish monorail station

BEAULIEU’S National Motor Museum is looking to remove an under-used monorail station.

Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd has applied to the New Forest NPA to demolish the system’s southern station which is “no longer necessary”.

The applicant said the station site is a 130m² parcel of land containing a metal framed structure that gives access to the monorail for thousands of visitors each year.

Beaulieu's monorail
Beaulieu's monorail

The firm’s planning and heritage statement said: “The station removal requires no excavation or remodelling of the ground levels. No adverse impact will therefore be suffered to concealed heritage features and no requirement for archaeological input is necessitated.

“The proposals are for the removal of the underutilised southern station. The gravel area below the footprint of the station will enable the future extension of the planting zone.”

The statement said the demolition would pose “no perceived threat” to nearby heritage assets. The station’s prefabricated, bolted construction means it can be dismantled and removed from the site in sections creating only a “negligible” risk to the local ecology.

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