With the Government relaxing planning controls, property owners and developers can see attractive opportunities for making substantial profits by turning retail premises into residential accommodation. In some instances, such a change is uncontroversial but in other cases it can be seriously damaging to the neighbourhood. by degrading the shopping facilities and the shopping experience of residents and visitors. Any retail premises in a shopping centre which are converted into residential use create dead zones for shoppers and weaken the integrity of the high street.
With this in mind, we are going to keep an eye on planning applications being submitted to New Forest District Council. Ringwood is a market town with a thriving shopping centre. Given the planned increase in population, Ringwood needs more rather than fewer retail offerings.
Source: NFDC Planning Applications
Application Received 15 May 2023
Proposal Replacement dwelling; demolish existing bungalow
Decision Issued Date
No. of Documents 9
Lawful Development Certificate Proposed
Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for proposed stationing of a mobile home
Ringwood Town Council
This application is currently under consideration.
Alternative Reference: 15797
Application Received: Mon 19 Apr 2021
Application Validated: Mon 19 Apr 2021
Address: 2 MARKET PLACE, 1-7 & 11-13 MEETING HOUSE LANE & CAR WASH SITE, RINGWOOD
Proposal: Mixed use development including 5,315sqft of commercial space and 33 self contained flats and a pair of semi-detached houses
NB: Application includes conversion of the Old Cinema to predominanly residential use.
Application Received: Wed 22 Apr 2020
Application Validated: Wed 22 Apr 2020
Address: 25 MARKET PLACE, RINGWOOD BH24 1AN
Proposal: Alterations in association with the conversion of 25A Market Place,25 Market Place and the Coach House into dwellings and commercial floorspace. (Application for Listed Building Consent)
Decision: Granted Subject to Conditions
Decision Issued Date: Fri 30 Jul 2021
There are 46 documents associated with this application.
NB: Application includes change of use of what was the Noisy Lobster and originally a Coach House.
Application Received: Tue 14 Jul 2020
Application Validated: Mon 27 Jul 2020
Address: 2 STAR LANE, RINGWOOD BH24 1AL
Proposal: Change of use of restaurant/cafe to self contained 3 bedroom flat with parking
Decision Issued Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
There are 97 documents associated with this application.
Planning Application: The Coach House
Application Received: Mon 12 Apr 2021
Application Validated: Wed 14 Apr 2021
Address: THE COACH HOUSE, 36 SOUTHAMPTON ROAD, RINGWOOD, BH24 1JD
Proposal: Part change of use and extension of existing building to provide 3 residential units