Plans to create a new asbestos waste transfer station in a Hampshire community have today been given the go-ahead.

Civic chiefs have approved an application to move an existing facility in the centre of Holbury to a new site on the outskirts of the village.

The current transfer station is near homes, shops and the New Forest Academy - formerly Hardley School and Sixth-Form.

But the large metal containers full of asbestos dust will now be transferred from the Solent Environmental Services site in Long Lane to its new headquarters on Hardley Industrial Estate.

The application was approved unanimously by members of Hampshire County Council's regulatory committee.

People living in the Long Lane area have spent months campaigning for the containers to be moved away from their homes.