A Planning Inspector agreed with the Authority that the windows were inappropriate owing to the design, material and detailing.
The landlord was asked to replace the windows but failed to do so within the time set by the Planning Inspector. . He was consequently fined £900 for not replacing the windows with those of a more traditional style in keeping with both the building and the Lyndhurst Conservation Area.
Following an agreement with the Authority , the new replacement windows have now been installed and painted.
Pat Wyeth, Chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority Planning Committee, said: ‘I am pleased that this long running case has been brought to a successful conclusion. The Fox and Hounds is an important and very prominent building in the High Street and this action has helped to safeguard the character and appearance of the Lyndhurst Conservation Area.’
About the New Forest National Park Authority
Protect - Enjoy - Prosper
The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:
§ Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
§ Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.
We also have a duty to:
§ Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.
The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.
Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more.
Karen Evans-McDaid, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650