National Park consults on proposed conservation area

Published Wednesday 2 January 2008

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

It is proposing to create a new conservation area called ‘Forest North East,’ which includes the settlements of Copythorne, Winsor, Woodlands and parts of Netley Marsh and Bartley.

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

Paula Freeland, Head of Environmental Design, said: ‘This north east area has a typical Forest landscape with many traditional forest buildings of architectural and historic 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 North East conservation area will be available to view at Copythorne Village Hall from 2pm – 8pm on Wednesday 9 January 2008 and at St Matthews Church Hall, Netley Marsh from 2pm – 8pm on Thursday 10 January 2008.  

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

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 Friday 1 February 2008.


Notes to Editors:

A map is attached of the proposed conservation area and a summary of the additional planning controls in conservation areas.

Planning controls in conservation areas (20 KB)

Forest North East proposed conservation area map (4 MB)

Media Contact:

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

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