Supporting forest communities

National park status has given the highest possible legal protection to the unique and special New Forest area. We are both the local planning authority and the minerals and waste planning authority, and so have the opportunity to enhance conservation through the planning system.

Find out about some of the measures that encourage community involvement in the planning process and promote conserving the special qualities of the New Forest National Park when development proposals are being considered. For more detailed explanations go to the planning section.

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