PLANS to build three houses beside a Hampshire pub have been withdrawn by the applicant.

Civic chiefs are no longer studying proposals to redevelop a site next door to the Borough Arms pub in Avenue Road, Lymington.

The pub was among the objectors to the proposed development.

In a letter to planners Mike Broom said: "The character and style of the proposed property will be completely out of character with the area.

"We are very concerned about the adverse effect this could have on our business."

Other objectors included the Lymington Society.

Its letter said: "Any development should reflect the architecture, character and massing of the Borough Arms, not that of the development opposite."