The Parish Council has learnt that a planning application has been submitted to change the use of the Maple Inn into a Bed & Breakfast establishment with the construction of two new detached dwellings in the current garden and car park. There are a number of opportunities to have your say.
Two new leaflets produced by Buriton Parish Council provide an insight into 100 million years of history – and explain how the rocks beneath us not only create the landscapes and scenery in the parish, but also influence the natural vegetation, wildlife, agriculture and industrial history of the area.
The rare Cheese Snail which lives in the Buriton Chalk Pits is now celebrated in Portland Stone – and two other sculptures on this new long distance walking and cycling route can also be found in the parish.
Buriton is an attractive and historic place with a friendly and active community. Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders are welcomed but car parking is very limited, except for customers of the Five Bells or Master Robert Inn.
Visitors by car are encouraged to park elsewhere. There is a public car park just half a mile south of the village at Halls Hill (Grid Reference SU 734198).
Visitors can also park at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, PO8 0QE (Grid Reference SU 719186) and enjoy any of a number of routes into the village.