What Price An Unspoiled Landscape?
I absolutely understand all the arguments about Southampton docks being a vital part of our economy and all the jobs that it brings.
It enjoys a special status that takes it away from normal planning considerations.
However, there is a price to pay.
It’s a shame that some of our classic New Forest landscapes are now spoiled by the presence of the largest cranes in the world.
Whatever you think about the relative importance of both things, you cannot deny that it has a negative impact.
The impact may be even greater if ABP gets permission to develop Dibden Bay for port use.
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At the last meeting of New Forest District Council, I was the only member of the Council who challenged them over their terrible record on recycling.