Next stage of the draft National Park Plan complete

Published Thursday 30 April 2009

Notes from a series of working groups held by the New Forest National Park Authority regarding the draft National Park Plan are now available to view on the Authority’s website.

The Authority recently held a series of working group meetings about the key issues that were raised during the Park Plan consultation last year.

The meetings were attended by organisations and individuals who had expressed a variety of different views about the draft Plan. The working groups focused on zoning in the National Park, service villages and housing, traffic and transport, socio-economics and horse keeping.

In order to maintain a high level of accuracy, notes from the meetings were sent to those who participated in the workshops to agree before being more widely circulated.

Richard Lemon, Director of Strategy and Planning, said: ‘The National Park Authority set up a series of working groups focusing on the issues that generated the most interest and concern during the consultation for the draft National Park Plan. The purpose of the groups was to discuss in detail the key points raised and to suggest alternative approaches or ways in which the relevant policies could be amended or improved.

He continued: ‘The information from the working groups will provide input into the revisions of the National Park Plan, alongside other forms of engagement carried out by the Authority. Everyone’s comments carry the same weight and will be given due consideration before the National Park Plan is revised.’

For the notes of the working groups visit


Media Contact:

Karen Evans
Communications Officer
New Forest National Park Authority

Tel: 01590 646650


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