Plans for five new homes on Lower Pennington Lane turned down by New Forest District Council
PLANS to demolish a home in Pennington and build five new dwellings in its place have been turned down by New Forest District Council.
Harnden Homes Ltd applied to develop Crossways in Lower Pennington Lane with the set of four-bedroom properties.
The site is currently occupied by a four-bed dwelling.
The applicant also wanted to create 11 parking spaces at the properties with access from Lower Pennington Lane.
Documents submitted to the council stated: "The redevelopment of this site provides an opportunity to create a high quality scheme which exceeds the threshold of good design to enhance the area."
Four objections were made to the scheme, with residents concerned about an increase in traffic movements and the safety of pedestrians due to a lack of pavements.
Lymington and Pennington Town Council objected on the grounds it was an overdevelopment of the site.
Civic group the Lymington Society agreed, saying: "Any development must be proportionate and in keeping with surrounding properties."
NFDC turned down the scheme on the grounds it would be "cramped and intrusive", and out of character.