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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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National Park drives local economy

The Burley Stores

New analysis of economic data obtained from the Office of National Statistics reveals that National Park economies, including the New Forest, have prospered since the last analysis in 2013.

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Planning Development Control Committee

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