Public Inquiry?

An article in this week’s Lymington Times (24 September 2016) includes a statement from the NPA that the Latchmore application will be considered by their planning committee on 18 October.  The committee’s decision will be referred to the Planning Inspectorate, following the request by Sir Desmond Swayne, MP earlier this month that the application be “called in” for a decision at a public inquiry.

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Review of Wetland Restoration in the New Forest

An article in this week’s (17 September 2016) Lymington Times refers to confirmation by Natural England and the Forestry Commission that the planning application for Latchmore Brook will go through for a decision before the review of wetland restoration in the New Forest is undertaken.  A Press Release updating the situation regarding the review has been issued by Friends of Latchmore – please click here.

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Press cuttings

In the Forest Journal of 1 September 2016, our MP, Sir Desmond Swayne, reproduces the objection he submitted to the planning authority, and calls on the National Park Authority to “Reject this damaging application”.

In his New Forest Notes for September (Lymington Times, 3 September 2016), Anthony Pasmore writes about the threat to the archaeological record imposed by the proposals to “restore” Latchmore Brook;  and two letters of support were published in the Lymington Times dated 10 September 2016.

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“100 object to £1.5m plan”

An article in this week’s (20 August 2016) Lymington Times reports that the New Forest National Park Authority – the Planning Department for the New Forest and also one of the Partners in the administration of the Latchmore Wetland Restoration Project – has already received more than 100 objections to the proposals described in the planning application.

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Our Appeal is launched!

On 8 August we launched an appeal on the CrowdJustice website to oppose Planning Application Number 16/00571 : Latchmore Wetland Restoration.  We are raising funds for a challenge in court which, if successful, will protect this beautiful Forest stream.  Please support us by clicking here and making a donation.  We are hoping for a really good response to get us started and we have 30 days to reach our target!

We’d be very grateful if you would tell any family, friends or neighbours who you think would be interested and would help us, especially anyone who can spread the word via social networks.

Some information on the project is here, and the address for objections is at the foot of the page.

Local residents may be interested to see information on Traffic and Transportation which has been extracted from the EIA accompanying the Planning Application – please click here.

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