PLANS to open a cycle cafe in the New Forest look set to be approved next week.

The National Park Authority (NPA) has received an application relating to a former garage beside the Cycleexperience shop in Brookley Road, Brockenhurst.

Consent is being sought to convert the garage into a cafe in connection with the main business.

Brockenhurst Parish Council is urging the NPA to reject the application when it meets on January 15.

But planning officers say the "modest" proposal would not harm the character and appearance of the local conservation area.