National Park proposes new conservation area

Published Monday 15 October 2007

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

It is proposing to create a new designation area called ‘Forest South East,’ which will cover: Boldre, East Boldre, East End, Norley Wood, Pylewell Park, South Baddesley and Walhampton.

By creating a new designation in the south-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: ‘The south-east 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 a Forest South East conservation area will be available to view on Wednesday 24 October from 2:30pm-8:30pm at East Boldre Village Hall and on Thursday 25 October from 1:30pm-8:30pm at Boldre War Memorial Hall.

The proposals can also be viewed at www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/planning  and 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 paula.freeland@newforestnpa.gov.uk

Deadline for comments on proposals is 16 November 2007.

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Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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