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

Published 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.

It is proposing to create a new conservation area called Forest Central, it will be divided into two and cover the north central  areas of; Bramshaw, Penn Common, Furzley, Brook, Canterton, Newbridge, Cadnam Green, Cadnam and the south central areas of; Minstead, London Minstead, Emery Down, Newtown, Stoney Cross and the countryside in between.

By creating a new designation in the central area of the National Park, the Authority will be able to protect its historic character and appearance, and promote the highest possible design and buildings standards.

Paula Freeland, Head of Environmental Design, said: ‘This central area of the Forest has many areas of architectural and historical interest. It is important that we take steps to protect and enhance the buildings and landscapes, many of which typify the characteristics of the New Forest.’

The proposals for the Forest Central conservation area will be available to view on Tuesday 4 December at Bramshaw Village Hall from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and at Emery Down Village Hall on Wednesday 5 December from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

The proposals can also be viewed at A questionnaire will be available at each of the displays and to download from the website at

All completed questionnaires need to be sent to Environmental Design, New Forest National Park Authority, South Efford House, Milford Road, Lymington, SO41 0JD or emailed to

Deadline for comments on proposals is 4 January 2008.


Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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