Friends of Latchmore have written to the NFNPA regarding the addition, after the formal consultation period had ended, of significant amendments to the Planning Application, for which FoL maintain a period of consultation should be allowed. To read the letter, please click … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2016
An objection to the Latchmore Planning Application has been sent to the NFNPA by Professor Adrian Newton, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University. In his letter, dated 24 October 2016, Professor Newton cites recently-completed research by a doctoral student … Continue reading
In a Presentment to the Verderers’ Court on 19 October, a local resident who is a consulting engineer gave his professional opinion on why the works proposed for “restoring” Latchmore Brook will not succeed.
A formal complaint has been sent to DEFRA by Professor J G Shepherd CBE FRS concerning Natural England’s management of their HLS programme in the New Forest. Documents referred to in the letter are available by clicking on the following … Continue reading
Comments from Professor J G Shepherd CBE FRS on Natural England’s document “An Assessment of Evidence Supporting a Programme of Wetland Restoration Projects in the New Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest” (Thomas et al, 16 September 2016) are here; … Continue reading
A comprehensive letter dated 11 October has been sent by Richard Buxton, Environmental Lawyers, to the New Forest National Park Authority on behalf of Friends of Latchmore, setting out the concerns about the planning application for the Latchmore “restoration” works. … Continue reading
In a letter to the Lymington Times published on 7 October, local resident Beryl Bull cites yet another New Forest stream where “restoration” works have had a detrimental effect on the wildlife in the area. Although the letter refers to the Latchmore application being considered by the NPA … Continue reading
A front-page article in this week’s Lymington Times reports that our MP, the Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD, will ask for a government investigation into the use of EU funds by the HLS Partnership in the New Forest.
On 23 August 2016 our MP, the Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD, wrote to the Secretary of State requesting that the Latchmore planning application be called in for a planning decision. Please click here for Sir Desmond’s letter and … Continue reading
A recent letter to the National Park Authority from Natural England advises that proposed works at Latchmore Brook/Studley Wood can proceed despite the threat to internationally important geological exposures and strong objections from two research scientists working at the Natural History … Continue reading