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Plans approved to demolish Castle Lodge guest house in Highcliffe for nine flats

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A GUEST house in Highcliffe is set to be demolished and replaced with nine flats.

BCP Council has granted permission for Castle Lodge, in Lymington Road, to make way for an apartment block with five two-bed apartments, two three-bed and two two-bed maisonettes, writes Trevor Bevins of the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The approved application includes alterations to the access to include the removal of a section of listed boundary wall and the creation of a new entrance area.

Castle Lodge guest house in Lymington Road, Highcliffe (photo: Google)
Castle Lodge guest house in Lymington Road, Highcliffe (photo: Google)

Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council objected to the application claiming than an increase from one-and-a-half storeys to two-and-a-half was an overdevelopment of the site.

Members also said that the bulk and mass of the new building would be inappropriate for the area.

It was also concerned about a loss of privacy to neighbouring homes in Lymington Road and Rothsay Drive and said that the result of the application would be the front of the site dominated by cars and parking bays.

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