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The New Forest was designated a national park in 2005 to give this outstanding landscape the highest level of protection and to preserve it for the nation to enjoy for generations to come.

Find out about our worldwide national park family, how the New Forest National Park Authority operates and is governed, our current work and plans for the future.

We encourage people to attend our public meetings and we always welcome your feedback.

Please contact us at enquiries@newforestnpa.gov.uk.

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New Forest affordable housing nominated for prestigious award


An innovative affordable housing scheme in the New Forest has been shortlisted in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2017.

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Planning Development Control Committee

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