PLANS to upgrade the front of a Hampshire fish and chip shop have been given the go-ahead.

The New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) has approved an application relating to The Little Friar at Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst.

A report to members said the applicant wanted to replace and extend the shopfront by 1.15 square metres.

Describing it as a small extension to an existing building it said the proposed development would not result in any material increase in activity on the site

"It is not considered to result in a suburbanising impact on the character and appearance of the national park and is therefore considered to accord with policies."