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Paultons Park near Southampton, Hampshire, UK, has been told that it can keep its Cobra ride after being granted retrospective planning consent by the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).

In October 2009, park bosses were told that they would have to remove both the Cobra and the Edge roller coasters, which were opened without having secured the necessary permission. However, planning officials at NFNPA have now decided to allow the theme park to retain the Cobra ride, as well as a control building, catering kiosk and a photograph booth.

A report put before NFNPA's planning committee said: "The development would not cause a nuisance or unacceptable loss of amenity on the surrounding area in terms of air or noise pollution. "The ride and buildings abut the existing amusement park and do not adversely affect the distinctive landscape character of the New Forest."

However, it is believed that the park's Edge ride will still have to be removed.

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Paultons Park near Southampton, Hampshire, UK, has been told that it can keep its Cobra ride after being granted retrospective planning consent by the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).
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