REDFIELDS Garden Nursery has been refused permission by Hart to knock down buildings at the former Smallholdings Market Garden in Bowling Alley, Crondall, so as to relocate its garden centre from its present site in Ewshot Lane, Church Crookham.

Hart says the proposal cannot be reconciled with Government planning guidance in that it would mean a development located away from urban areas and in an area poorly served by public transport.

It also says that it would harm the countryside and that it is not essential for it to be in a rural area. And the council argues that neither the Redfields Lane nor the Bowling Alley junction are suitable to take the amount of extra traffic that would be generated.