An horrendous plan to build 12 overnight beach huts on concrete rafts along the natural cliff at Highcliffe has been cancelled.
The decisive action wasÂ taken not by Christchurch Council but Plum Pictures television company. The huts were to have beenÂ built as part of theÂ television series George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces.
Highcliffe residents, walkers and conservationists including Bill Bryson have campaigned against the scheme.
It is understood that Plum PicturesÂ will not be seeking costs from Christchurch Council as a result of the termination.
This is victory for theÂ Friends of Highcliffe Beaches and Cliffs which was formed by worried residents last May. Â Members will be celebrating on the cliff between Highcliffe Castle and Chewton Bunny at 3.45pm today.
The ‘We are disappointed’ reactionÂ by Christchurch chief executive David Macintosh is puzzling. A lot of people are relieved.