Planning policy news

New housing proposals for New Forest National Park

Marker avon valley

Published on Wednesday 21 June 2017

The New Forest National Park Authority is consulting on further proposed changes to its draft planning policies to take into account recent advice from Natural England.

Hundreds attend drop-in sessions on New Forest National Park planning policies review

Local plan

Published on Monday 14 November 2016

Local Plan public consultation ends 28 November 2016

Have your say on the New Forest National Park Local Plan Review

Longslade. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Monday 3 October 2016

Your comments are invited on the draft Local Plan public consultation between 3 October and 28 November 2016.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Wellow

Wild daffodil

Published on Thursday 31 March 2016

Wellow Parish Council has applied to Test Valley Borough Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ covering the whole of the Parish of Wellow.

Building designs of the New Forest celebrated in new awards scheme

Cherry tree cottage Woodgreen

Published on Wednesday 2 December 2015

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

Reaction to Navitus Bay wind farm decision

Waves at hurst spit

Published on Friday 11 September 2015

Energy Minister Lord Bourne refuses permission for wind farm off the New Forest coast

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.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Lymington and Pennington

Sun over bracken

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Lymington and Pennington Town Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’.

New study marks step forward in project to reduce impact of power lines in protected landscapes

Idol of Bratley

Published on Friday 7 November 2014

Power transmission line with high landscape and visual impact identified in the New Forest National Park

Totton and Eling Town Council to prepare Neighbourhood Plan

Leaves at Rhinefield. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Friday 3 October 2014

Totton and Eling Town Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ for the whole of the town council area.

New Forest National Park Authority welcomes Government’s fracking announcement

Douglas Fir at Rhinefield. Credit: Barry Whitcher

Published on Monday 28 July 2014

The New Forest National Park Authority welcomes the Government’s intention to safeguard protected landscapes against fracking.

National Park Authority consulting with communities

communities for web

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.

Views sought on the distinctive character of two New Forest villages

Boldre parish church

Published on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Local people have come together to produce design guidelines which will help to conserve the character of their villages in the New Forest National Park.

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