It is with great pleasure that the Motorcycle Museum Trust can announce that the New Forest District Council has granted planning permission for a 10,000 sq foot two-storey extension to the Motorcycle Museum here in New Milton, New Forest National Park.
The extension was approved after the Museum Trust worked to demonstrate to NFDC that ‘under very special circumstances’ the extension is a warranted departure from Green Belt Policy. The NFDC has approved this application as the Trust had set out in some detail that the proposed extension will be used as much needed additional space for the Museum.
The Museum Trust urgently requires more Library, Archive and catalogue display facilities which this new extension will now provide us with.
Work on the extension is expected to start in the Autumn of 2019 and the Museum Trust will work to keep the majority of exhibits on display to the public during the build.
We would like to thank all the many motorcyclists and friends of the Museum Trust who gave their backing and encouragement for our new extension.
The Motorcycle Museum is one of the New Forest National Park’s major attractions and once the new extension is complete we will be able to offer our visitors an enhanced and enriched visit with facilities in which to relax in comfort to read and research our archives.
Visitors will be able to check out the development plan of our new extension at the Stafford Show on 27/27 April when Sammy displays his 1955 Model F Norton and 1953 Norton Kneeler, two of the most exotic Norton bikes in the world, on the Footman James stand.
PA to Sammy Miller MBE