Character appraisals for New Forest National Park

Published Friday 6 August 2010

Key documents outlining the important characteristics of conservation areas in the New Forest National Park are now available to the public.

The New Forest National Park Authority is responsible for designating and reviewing conservation areas in the New Forest National Park. The conservation area character appraisals bring together everything that makes an area distinct and unique. The documents reflect the historic development, landscape and topography, style, type and form of the building as well as materials, textures and colours and the less tangible characteristics such as sounds and smells.

Anne-Marie Lomax, Building Conservation Officer at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘By establishing what makes a conservation area special the reasons for the designation should become clearer to those who live, work or propose to carry out development in them.’

‘The character appraisals are intended as an overview providing a framework within which individual planning applications can be assessed.’

A conservation area character appraisal has been produced for each conservation area. The latest character area appraisals available are:

  • Beaulieu, Buckler’s Hard and Exbury
  • Lyndhurst, Swan Green and Bank
  • Brockenhurst, The Weirs and Sway
  • Burley and Fritham with Eyeworth
  • Buckland Keyhaven and Ashlett Creek

If you would like a hard-copy write to Environmental Services, New Forest National Park Authority, South Efford House, Milford Road, Lymington, SO41 0JD or email anne-marie.lomax@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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

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