Nov 21st – “Local Solar Farm for Local People”
We are delighted to welcome Anthony Woolhouse, a founder of the West Solent Solar Cooperative, who will talk about the creation of our own local Solar Farm in Pennington. The Cooperative also works with local groups, especially schools, and is active in a number of funded environmental projects. Don’t miss this fascinating insight into Lymington’s part in a global movement for greener energy.
Lymington Community Centre, Fuller Room
6.00 for 6.30 pm Tickets £5:00 in advance from Clive Sutton solicitors, 3 Old Printworks, 85b High St Lymington, SO41 9AN or on the door
Dear Lymington Society Member
I am taking the trouble to write you specifically because of the important developments which are taking place in the future of Lymington and Pennington through the Town Council’s consultation document for a neighbourhood plan.
The Lymington Society were instrumental in initially persuading the Town Council to have a neighbourhood plan. This is now being put in hand at the same time as the New Forest District Council had to make allocations of substantial additional housing to the Lymington area amounting to approximately 1100 more houses up to 2036.
The Lymington Society were always told that any such substantial increase could largely be accommodated in the Waterside area but it seems much of that area is not available because of safety factors connected with the military uses and refinery uses of that area. However there is still the possibility that a significant part of that area can be used for development which would relieve the pressure on Lymington and the other villages on the southern part of the New Forest District Council area.
A very helpful consultation document has been put out by the Lymington and Pennington town Council for the Neighbourhood Plan and this is available online and I recommend that is read by members of Society who are interested in the future of the Town. The options for future development clearly set out involving the town centre brownfield sites, a large area on the north of the town between Buckland and Ramley Road and various other surrounding pieces of land which could be made available for development being largely greenbelt sites.
The Society’s Committee have given this some thought and are initially hopeful that the number of houses to be allocated the Town eventually will be less than 500 over this period.
The committee considering their own detailed response which will be submitted in the meantime drawled the consultation to members attention so that members can review the councils analysis of the neighbourhood plan and respond to it. It can be found online at LymingtonandPenningtonplan.org.UK
The main consultation itself is in the form of an online response, or a paper response which can be obtained from the website or from the Town Hall.
I urge you to look at this and hopefully respond in detail to show your interest in the future of the town and contribute to it as a member of the Lymington society.
The consultation needs to be in by Monday 17th July and so please look at this as quickly as possible.
Chairman Lymington Society
March 22nd AGM Fuller Hall 6.30pm for 7.00pm
After the business part of the meeting we will have a presentation by Mark Drury
from SPUD. This local organisation Space, Place Making and Urban Design are
responsible for The Observatory and Exbury Egg and will be involved in helping
us project manage our Heritage Lottery bid for the restoration of The Burrard
Neale Monument .
Richard Reeves a local historian, has kindly agreed to talk to members about his research of Newtown Park
His talk will focus on the period from 1774 when Newtown rose to a pinnacle based on its association with the expanding British Empire
This will be of particular interest to those members who were given a tour of the grounds last May.
Time 6pm for 6.30 pm
£5 on the door to include drinks and nibbles
Location Fuller Room Community Centre
26th January 2017 6pm for 6.30pm
Talk on The Lymington Salt Industry
We are starting our 2017 social programme with a talk from Frank Green, The
New Forest National Parks archaeologist. Frank has kindly agreed to talk to the
society about The Salt Industry. His talk will focus on recent documentary and
archaeological research and excavations that have provided additional sources of
information that have improved our knowledge about much earlier aspects of sea salt
Venue McClelland Room Community Centre
£5 Admission charge to include light refreshments
Christmas Party Thursday 15th December 6:00 – 8:00
This year’s Christmas party will once again take place at Stanwell House Hotel
Tickets available from Clive Sutton solicitors
3 The Old Printworks, 85b High St Lymington, SO41 9AN
Or on the door £7.50
On 1st October members enjoyed an informal open morning at New Forest Classic Cars at their unit on the Ampress industrial estate. This fascinating local business employs highly skilled engineers and craftsmen to restore and rebuild classic cars, principally E-Type Jaguars.
Their starting point can be a car which is little more than a rusting relic, but they have the skills to completely rebuild and re-engineer by hand, going so far as to source original paint and upholstery colours. All work is carried out on site, so we had the opportunity to see not only the engineering but the upholstery section and the body and paint shops, as well as cars in various stages of restoration.
It really is encouraging to see these skills being developed and employed locally, and these same experts were on hand all morning to answer our questions. It certainly was thoroughly enjoyable and informative.
Refreshments were provided and we would really like to thank the whole team at NFCC for their hospitality. We also wish them luck in their new home, as they have bought the classic car garage in Beaulieu and will be relocating there.