Planning news

Winners receive design awards

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Published on Monday 27 March 2017

Designers and owners of the New Forest’s best new developments have been presented with building design awards.

New Forest affordable housing nominated for prestigious award

housing

Published on Thursday 16 February 2017

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.

Ground-breaking scheme to provide homes for local people

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Published on Friday 7 October 2016

An innovative scheme has seen two affordable homes being built by the National Park Authority and let to local families in Bransgore.

Search is on for New Forest’s best buildings

Building design awards winners 2015 5702

Published on Tuesday 6 September 2016

The New Forest is home to hundreds of beautiful buildings that give the National Park its unique character.

Awards scheme searches for New Forest’s best new buildings

Cherry tree cottage Woodgreen

Published on Tuesday 10 May 2016

The New Forest is renowned for the character of its buildings and villages, which help to give the National Park its unique feel.

Have your say on new planning policies for the New Forest National Park

ponies grazing at Woodgreen

Published on Wednesday 9 September 2015

The New Forest National Park Authority is asking for people’s views on the future role of planning as it updates its local planning policies.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Hythe and Dibden

local photographer

Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015

Hythe and Dibden Parish Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a 'Neighbourhood Area' covering the parish of Hythe and Dibden.

Royal seal of approval for New Forest almshouses

almshouses

Published on Monday 13 July 2015

Work to transform historic almshouses in Emery Down near Lyndhurst has received a Royal seal of approval.

New awards scheme celebrates New Forest architecture

building design awards

Published on Wednesday 1 July 2015

From traditional thatched cottages to historic houses and more contemporary designs, the New Forest is renowned for the character of its buildings.

Open spaces and recreation facilities improved thanks to New Forest National Park Authority funding

Leaves at Rhinefield. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Friday 10 October 2014

Play equipment, skateboarding areas and revamped open spaces are just some of the £46,000 of improvements we have supported thanks to funding from local house builders.

Help maintain the character of villages in the north west of the New Forest

ponies grazing at Woodgreen

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Representatives of town and parish councils in the north west of the New Forest National Park have published advice and information about how residents can help keep their area special.

New Forest National Park Authority expresses concerns about Navitus Bay development

Keyhaven. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014

Concerns about the likely ‘significant impact’ of the proposed Navitus Bay wind park on the New Forest coast and landscape were expressed by the National Park Authority.

Helping to inspire good building design in the New Forest

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Published on Monday 7 April 2014

People who love living in the New Forest are given a helping hand with a new online tool showing building design at its best.

Planning Minister sees New Forest businesses in action

Planning Minister Nick Boles

Published on Tuesday 11 March 2014

The New Forest National Park Authority welcomed Planning Minister Nick Boles and John Glen MP to showcase the thriving and unique Forest economy and the role of National Park planning.

National Parks welcome latest Government announcement

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Published on Thursday 6 March 2014

National Parks England [1] has today warmly welcomed the news that the Government will exempt National Parks from its latest proposals for extending permitted development rights.

National Park Authority consulting with communities

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Published on Tuesday 31 December 2013

The New Forest National Park Authority has set out in a document how it works with local communities, organisations and other interest groups.

National Park Authority says proposed planning reforms would threaten New Forest

Published on Thursday 19 September 2013

The New Forest National Park Authority has strongly objected to Government plans which would allow farm buildings to be converted into housing without the need for planning permission.

National Park Authority seeks ‘exemption’ to planning reforms to safeguard local jobs

Published on Wednesday 27 February 2013

The New Forest National Park Authority has asked the Government for an exemption from proposed rules which would allow offices to be turned into homes without the need for planning permission.

New guidance on standards for National Park development

Published on Monday 22 October 2012

A new document that sets out the required standards for development, such as new housing, has been adopted by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Community works to protect Parish identity

Published on Wednesday 4 July 2012

Hyde villagers who captured the character of their local community have had their design guidelines for new development formally adopted by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Consultation on standards for new developments

Published on Wednesday 30 May 2012

The New Forest National Park Authority is looking for your views on a draft supplementary planning document.

Redlynch landfill operators lose appeal

Published on Thursday 17 May 2012

A Planning Inspector has ruled in favour of the New Forest National Park Authority after it ordered a landfill operator to stop importing building waste on to its Redlynch site.

High Court orders Sway couple to remove mobile home

Published on Thursday 17 May 2012

A Sway couple who defied New Forest National Park planning authorities for seven years have been ordered to remove their mobile home following a High Court Injunction.

Launch of consultation for Village Design Statement

Published on Monday 19 March 2012

Views are being sought from local people about a plan to preserve the character of the Parish of Hyde near Fordingbridge.

Keeping traditional building skills alive

Published on Monday 27 February 2012

Building techniques such as timber-framed buildings, cob walling and lime plastering are still very much in demand in the New Forest.

New design guidance for development in the New Forest

Published on Friday 3 February 2012

A guide that aims to help achieve high standards of design in new development and protect the New Forest’s distinctive character has been adopted by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Views sought for conservation area action plan

Published on Tuesday 3 January 2012

Residents of the Western Escarpment Conservation Area in the New Forest National Park are being asked to comment.

Consultation on draft Design Guide

Published on Wednesday 14 September 2011

The New Forest National Park Authority would like your views on a draft guide that aims to help protect the New Forest’s beautiful landscape and distinctive character.

Still time to give your views on draft planning guidelines

Published on Wednesday 3 August 2011

The New Forest National Park Authority and the New Forest Equine Forum would like to remind people that there is still time to submit their views.

Equine Forum and National Park Authority invite views on planning guidelines

Published on Thursday 23 June 2011

Draft planning guidelines about horse-related development have been prepared by the New Forest National Park Authority working in partnership with the New Forest Equine Forum.

Independent Inspector backs National Park’s first set of planning policies

Published on Friday 15 October 2010

An independent Government Planning Inspector has endorsed the first dedicated set of planning policies for the New Forest National Park.

Keeping traditional building skills alive

Published on Friday 1 October 2010

Subsidised courses for making repairs to timber-frame buildings, cob walling and using lime plaster and render are now on offer to small businesses in the New Forest.

Next step for National Park’s first dedicated planning policies

Published on Tuesday 24 August 2010

An independent Government Planning Inspector will look at the New Forest National Park proposed first set of Park-wide planning policies – its Core Strategy – at a public hearing next month.

Character appraisals for New Forest National Park

Published on Friday 6 August 2010

Key documents outlining the important characteristics of conservation areas in the New Forest National Park are now available to the public.

Next stage for the Core Strategy

Published on Wednesday 30 June 2010

A Planning Inspector has now been appointed to undertake an independent examination of the New Forest National Park Authority’s Core Strategy.

National Park welcomes new Head of Development Control

Published on Monday 22 February 2010

The new Head of Development Control, Rob Ainslie, has started at the New Forest National Park Authority.

Authority wants your views on Western Escarpment

Published on Wednesday 19 August 2009

The National Park Authority wants to hear from you if you live in the Western Escarpment Conservation Area.

Unique picture of the Park

Published on Monday 17 August 2009

A complete picture of what makes Buckland a special area has been captured for the first time in a character appraisal.

New proposed conservation area for the ‘Weirs’

Published on Thursday 6 August 2009

If you live in ‘North and South Weirs’, near Brockenhurst, we want your views on turning this into a conservation area.

New Director of Strategy and Planning appointed

Published on Friday 5 June 2009

Steve Avery has been promoted to Director of Strategy and Planning for the New Forest National Park Authority from his current role as Head of Development Control.

National Park consults on proposed conservation area boundary changes and character appraisals

Published on Wednesday 7 January 2009

The New Forest National Park Authority is reviewing conservation area boundaries in Keyhaven, Ashlett Creek, Brockenhurst and Sway.

National Park consults on proposed conservation area boundary changes and character appraisals

Published on Wednesday 3 December 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority is reviewing conservation area boundaries in Burley, Fritham and Eyeworth and consulting on its draft conservation area character appraisals.

National Park consults on conservation area character appraisals and proposed boundary changes

Published on Tuesday 30 September 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority is consulting on its draft conservation area character appraisals and reviewing conservation area boundaries in Lyndhurst, Swan Green and Bank.

National Park consults on conservation area character appraisals and proposed boundary changes in Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard and Exbury

Published on Monday 29 September 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority is consulting on its draft conservation area character appraisals and reviewing conservation area boundaries in Beaulieu, Bucklers Hard and Exbury.

National Park Authority takes tough stance on illegal mobile homes

Published on Wednesday 23 April 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority is taking a tough stance on illegal mobile homes on private land in the National Park.

New post for planning team

Published on Friday 15 February 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority has welcomed its newest member of staff into the fold.

National Park proposes new conservation area-Western Escarpment

Published on Monday 28 January 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority has been reviewing conservation areas in the New Forest and is now looking at proposing a designation called the Western Escarpment.

Clearer planning application system is trialled in the New Forest National Park

Published on Friday 4 January 2008

People making planning applications in the New Forest National Park will be among the first to benefit from a new, clearer system.

National Park consults on proposed conservation area

Published on Wednesday 2 January 2008

The New Forest National Park Authority is reviewing the conservation areas in the National Park and wants residents’ views.

National Park consults on new conservation area -‘Forest Central’

Published on Tuesday 27 November 2007

The New Forest National Park Authority is reviewing the conservation areas in the central area of the National Park and would like your opinion if you are a resident there.

National Park proposes new conservation area

Published on Monday 15 October 2007

The New Forest National Park Authority is reviewing the conservation areas in the National Park boundary and wants your opinion.

Keeping cultural heritage alive in the New Forest

Published on Friday 15 December 2006

Goat hair or horse hair? Wet rot or dry rot? Chalk or clay or cob? Furniture beetle or death watch beetle? What does it mean if I live in a listed building?

Mineral and waste consultation for Wiltshire residents in the National Park.

Published on Wednesday 6 September 2006

The New Forest National Park Authority is consulting local residents in the Wiltshire area of the National Park, on the Hampshire Minerals and Waste Core Strategy.

New grant scheme is launched to help repair of historic buildings

Published on Wednesday 28 June 2006

A new grant scheme is being launched by the New Forest National Park to support works on historic buildings.

Planning surgery launch in Lyndhurst

Published on Wednesday 21 June 2006

The New Forest National Park will be launching planning surgeries in Lyndhurst from 4 July.

Planning changes in the New Forest

Published on Tuesday 28 March 2006

Anyone involved in a planning application or set to make one is being asked to note important changes to the system in April.

Top planners join National Park Authority

Published on Thursday 19 January 2006

Two key planning experts have been appointed by the New Forest National Park Authority.

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