RENEWED attempts have been launched to carry out a sizeable development on unused land in Ringwood.

An application has been submitted to New Forest District Council (NFDC) for ground at Embankment Way, several months after proposals for a 25-commercial unit development on the site were withdrawn.

The latest scheme put forward by Burry and Knight Limited seeks to build 21 industrial/storage units across the roughly 2.4-acre piece of land in an arrangement of four blocks.

The total floor space of the proposed units is 2216.80sqm.

A mix use of business (B1), general industrial (B2) and storage or distribution (B8) is proposed for the site, along with relevant parking provision and landscaping.

Following discussions with planning officers, the applicants have lodged an amended plan, which will go back before Ringwood Town Council's planning committee on Friday.

The committee opposed both the withdrawn 25-unit scheme and the initial plans for a 21-unit site, with members arguing the number of units was an overdevelopment of the site at a meeting in October.

New Forest District Council will have the final say on the scheme.

Hampshire Highways and Ringwood Society both also objected to the scheme prior to the amendments and are yet to respond to the changes.

A statement submitted on behalf of the applicants says they have addressed the issues raised regarding the withdrawn scheme and believe the development complies with policy.

The statement says: "The number of units has been reduced from 25 and the layout altered to reduce the number of access points, increase the level of planting and provide for increased relief to the built form which adjoins Crow Arch lane.

"The revised layout provides relief to the areas of built form which in turn is completed by the increased provision of landscaping.

"The proposal is a policy compliant development. It accords with the aims of both national guidance and the local development plan.

"There are no material considerations which weigh against the proposed development."

Comments can be made on the proposals to NFDC, with the consultation closing on Friday, January 19.