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The Grade II listed White Horse pub in Milford
The Grade II listed White Horse pub in Milford

NEW plans have been submitted to build homes on land behind a Grade II listed pub in Milford.

The brownfield site behind The White Horse in Keyhaven Road was approved by the New Forest District Council for three four-bed homes in December last year after Bayview Developments revised a previous application which was refused for being “cramped and unneighbourly”.

But a fresh scheme now seeks permission to build four homes, replacing one four-bed dwelling in the previous design with two three-bed properties.

The new application stated that despite the increase in number of homes “for the most part” the plans would see “no material change”.

The scheme includes parking for 10 vehicles, landscaping and access from Keyhaven Road.

As reported in the A&T, the homes would be constructed of timber with tin roofs to give the appearance of contemporary agricultural buildings.

The application recognised potential issues such as the impact on the character of the area, noise, highways and existing trees.

However, it added that the council had taken no issue with the principle of the development in granting the last application and “thus that matter does not need to be considered again”.

A response from NFDC waste management, however, said the plans “may not be suitable for our collection vehicles” and would “reserve the right to comment again” when more information was available.

The previous, approved application prompted nine letters of objection from local residents and was also opposed by Milford Parish Council.

A nearby resident claimed her neighbours were unhappy with the “ill thought-out over-developed scheme” particularly with the proposed location of plot one which was close to the boundary.

A decision by NFDC is expected by the end of January after the deadline for public comments on 8th January.

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