PLANNERS have approved proposals to replace a house with a larger property which will have a "very contemporary" appearance.

An application relating to a site at Kivernell Road in Milford on Sea has been given the green light by New Forest District Council.

A report to members said the site was currently occupied by a three-bedroom cottage-style dwelling that was in a poor state of repair.

It added: "The proposal entails demolition of the existing three-bedroom dwelling and its replacement with a four-bedroom dwelling with a garage to the front.

"The proposed dwelling would have a very contemporary appearance."

"Overall the design and materials are acceptable and the proposal could positively contribute to the character and appearance of the area."