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Partnership Plan

"Please drive slow for the ponies"


Polly Smythe


The original National Park Management Plan was updated in 2015 and has been published as the Partnership Plan for the New Forest National Park.

It includes new priority actions for the period 2015 – 2020 to help deliver the two National Park purposes and duty.

The Plan also gives examples of recent projects and describes new issues affecting the National Park.

It was produced jointly by all the main organisations with interests and responsibilities in the National Park, including:

  • Environment Agency
  • Forestry Commission
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Natural England
  • New Forest District Council
  • New Forest National Park Authority
  • Test Valley Borough Council
  • Verderers of the New Forest
  • Wiltshire Council.

They have agreed the text and contributed many of the actions. Further actions will be taken forward by more than 20 other local groups and organisations.

The final Plan was the result of comprehensive public consultation, with more than 100 responses received, many of which led to amendments to the document.

The main partners will continue to meet regularly and a joint report will be published annually to show progress on the actions.

The 2010 Management Plan

The Partnership Plan should be read in conjunction with the original Management Plan published in 2010. This contains more details about many aspects of the National Park and sets out the vision and long-term objectives for the area.

Contact us

For more information about the Partnership Plan please email or phone 01590 646679.

Partnership Plan 2015 - 2020

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