A GOVERNMENT-appointed inspector has approved New Forest District Council’s Local Plan, which includes sites earmarked for homes and employment in Ringwood and Fordingbridge.

The Local Plan Part 2: Sites and Development Management includes proposals for housing and employment development, town centre proposals, open space and recreational proposals and other planning policies to control and manage development throughout the area until 2026.

The full plan can be found at www.newforest.gov.uk/planning.