Environment minister Rory Stewart MP has confirmed that beach huts at Highcliffe require consent from Natural England.
The large huts are to be erected on the cliff face for George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces television programme according to Christchurch Council.
Concrete rafts would be built into the Site of Special Scientific Interest between Highcliffe Castle and Chewton Bunny to enable twelve overnight huts of different design to be erected. Christchurch Council has put aside Â£130,000 to fund the work.
The Friends of Highcliffe Beaches and Cliffs is campaigning for the cliffs to remain in their natural state. Objectors include author Bill Bryson.