Chairman Cllr Fred White

Chairman Cllr Fred White

About Marchwood

Marchwood is a developing village with easy access to both the New Forest and Southampton.

There is a strong sense of community here in the village. We have a thriving Village Hall with many activities on offer there.

We are also very lucky to be served by excellent schools and Local Business. You can access the schools own web sites from this site, as well as the Business of the Parish Council in the form of Agendas and Minutes. A Calendar of Meetings giving details of all the Parish Council meetings to be held is also available online.

You can view the latest Marchwood Village News publication that is distributed by a band of loyal volunteers throughout the village four times a year. (Autumn 2015 edition) now available as an E-Publication)

I hope you enjoy using the website.

Fred White
Chairman Marchwood Parish Council.


A number of protesters attended the Marchwood Parish Council Planning meeting last Monday.

On the planning agenda for consideration was an application for an Asphalt Plant at Marchwood Wharf on the Industrial Estate. Councillors were very disappointed that the applicant Tarmac Trading Limited had not had the courtesy to consult the Village prior to making a formal application to Hampshire County Council.  Previous applicants for the Cork Farm Development and the new Solar Farm had both held public meetings in the village.

Councillors were concerned about the possible increase in traffic movements through our village, the health implications to residents and also odour emissions. The councillors voted unanimously to oppose this development.

Speaking to the residents present at the meeting, the Chairman of the Planning Committee said:

“Marchwood already has a recycling centre, a power station and an incinerator which are both located within a very busy industrial park. There is also an active cruise car parking facility and container storage at Cracknore Hard. Together with the uncertainty over the potential for extra industrial use of the Military port we feel that Marchwood has reached saturation point!

We can assure you that your Parish Council will make its position very clear when the application goes before Councillors at Hampshire County Council in addition to our written objection already submitted.”

To the residents present, the chairman suggested that they contact their District and County Councillors and write to the planning department at HCC with their views and concerns.

Marchwood Parish Council will attend any meeting at HCC to represent the Village.

Please follow the link to view the above planning application.…/application-details.htm…

If you wish to comment on the planning application you need to do so by Friday 18th September. You can do this either by email or post at the following addresses. or Economy, Transport and Environment Department, Elizabeth II Court West, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UD.

The Parish Council are not the deciding authority on this application. We are only a consultee the same as a member of the public.

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