PLANS to replace a conservatory behind a Victorian villa in the Hampshire countryside have been approved.

Members of the New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) went against the advice of planning officers and supported an application relating to Hazeleigh in Ringwood Road, Netley Marsh.

The application was supported by Netley Marsh Parish Council.

 Cllr Terri Stromeyer told the NPA’s planning and development control committee the scheme would enhance the area by removing the current conservatory, which she described as ugly.