We have received information from a Brockenhurst resident, Peter Hebard, about the proposed formation of a new group which would address the issue of flood management in the New Forest. Broadly we agree with the aims of this venture and … Continue reading
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A letter from Dr Fiona Macdonald in the Lymington Times dated 11 August 2017 questions the justification for the Forestry Commission’s “restoration” programme subsequent to the findings of the National Audit Office (see below).
On 31 July the National Audit Office sent an update on their investigations to the Rt Hon. Sir Desmond Swayne TD MP; Professor John Shepherd responded to this update on 4 August. Previous correspondence is here (29 March 2017), here (12 January 2017), … Continue reading
The March 2017 issue of Hampshire Life carries an article on the Frogham area and includes the route for an interesting walk in the New Forest following Latchmore Brook upstream from Ogdens to Alderhill and returning via Hampton Ridge, where there … Continue reading
Following our enquiries regarding the inclusion of parts of the Latchmore catchment in the Forestry Commission schedules for the current “wetland restoration” programme in the New Forest, we are glad to be able to report that we have had confirmation … Continue reading
Front-page articles in the Forest Journal dated 2 February 2017, “Wetland project axed”, and the Lymington Times dated 3 February 2017, “Controversial wetland scheme ditched”, report on the decision of the HLS Board to withdraw their plans to “restore” Latchmore Brook; … Continue reading
At the Verderers’ Court on 18 January, the Official Verderer announced that the HLS Board will not appeal against the decision of the NFNPA planning committee to refuse planning permission for the “restoration” of Latchmore Brook. Please click here to … Continue reading
A recently-published postgraduate thesis by Dr Alex Lovegrove entitled “Management and Monitoring in Protected Areas: A case study in the New Forest National Park” presents the results of research undertaken over the past four years . This research has evaluated the … Continue reading
On 12 January the National Audit Office confirmed to Professor John Shepherd that their enquiries into the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship Scheme are continuing. The letter from NAO is here and more information about the enquiry is here (24 Nov) … Continue reading
In his New Forest Notes for December (Lymington Times, 2 December 2016), Anthony Pasmore reflects on the possible outcomes of the recent Latchmore planning decision.