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Care Home Appeal Rejected

The application for a care home on the site of 180 Ringwood Road (Next to the Angel Inn) has been rejected on Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

The site, currently occupied by a bungalow, is relatively small and was always contentious being next to a public house, in close proximity to housing and located on a busy road with potentially risky access.

We live in an area which already feels overrun with care homes with more being built . Therefore most residents will see this as a victory for common sense.

However, the refusal ultimately hinged on the local environment in that “the proposal would be contrary to CS Policy ME1 and those parts of the Framework that seek to protect, maintain and enhance the condition of European Sites and SSSIs”. All of the other considerations raised by the locality seem to have been discounted as not “decisive” and but for the above it is likely that this application would have succeeded.

Nevertheless, the community rose as one to combat this application so thanks are due to  EDDC Planning Dept, Ferndown Town Council and to the residents and businesses for vehemently opposing this proposal from day 1 and through all of its stages.

Temporary Night Closure of Ringwood Road, Longham

Ringwood road will be closed for a distance of 560 meters from the 2nd October 2019 through to the 6th October 2019. The closure will take place  between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00. It will extend from Angel Lane down towards Pompeys lane.

All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along Ringwood Road, Longham between Angel Lane to a point 130 metres south of Pompeys Lane in both directions, an overall distance of approximately 560 metres.

The Notice is needed in order to comply with health and safety regulations. Dorset Council need to provide a safe working area and minimise the likelihood of danger to highway users.

This Notice will enable Dorset Council to carry out carriageway maintenance and resurfacing works.

Please note that the dates are a window of opportunity. The road may not be closed for the whole duration stated above. The works are weather dependent. A locally signed diversion route will be put in place to enable traffic to travel around the closed section.

For further information call Dorset Highways Operations on 01305 228100.

Call Dorset Highways Traffic Team on 01305 221020 regarding this notice.

Or email

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Be aware: Any person who uses or permits the use of a vehicle in contravention of the Notice will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000.