Receive recognition for your building


Published Wednesday 21 May 2014

A prestigious New Forest awards scheme is seeking innovative buildings within agricultural holdings to promote good design in the National Park.

If you are an owner or designer of a building within an agricultural holding, such as a farmhouse, outbuilding or barn, you could be eligible to receive this award at the New Forest Show in July.

This category is part of the CLA and National Park Authority Awards, which seek to reward those making an exceptional contribution to the unique landscape, way of life and rural economy of the New Forest.

You can nominate your own building, or that of a friend, family member or colleague, anytime between now and 20 June. The nominees will be judged by a panel of experts and those lucky enough to reach the final stage will find out if they have won at this summer’s awards ceremony, held at the New Forest Show on 30 July.

We’d love to hear from you if you are an owner or designer of a building in an agricultural holding that fits the following criteria:

  • Sits well within its surroundings and in relation to existing buildings in the area
  • Uses sympathetic building materials that allow the building to blend in and reflect local building styles
  • Supports a business or individual involved in the rural economy of the New Forest.

Nominations can be made by emailing the nominee’s details and a supporting statement of 250 words maximum to Self-nominations are permitted.

To request a paper copy of the nomination form please phone 01590 646650.


Rules and regulations:

  • You may nominate yourself
  • CLA and New Forest National Park Authority staff and their immediate family are not eligible to enter these awards
  • Nominated buildings must be within the New Forest District boundary, the Wiltshire section of the National Park or the New Forest Marque boundary (
  • Buildings must have been constructed or converted since 1 April 2005
  • If you are shortlisted you must be available to attend the awards ceremony on 30 July at the New Forest Show
  • You must be 18 years or older to enter
  • Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on 20 June 2014
  • A shortlist will be drawn up by New Forest National Park Authority and CLA staff and shortlisted nominees will then be judged by panels of representatives from local organisations. Judging of each nominee will take no longer than half a day.

Notes to editor:

About the CLA

The CLA has around 34,000 members.  

As a membership organisation, the CLA supports landowners by advising them on how best to protect and maximise their asset: the land. They are dedicated to supporting landowners and their businesses. Our success is measured by how effectively we do that. They have a team of experts in London and a regional structure able to give local support.

The CLA has been looking after the interests of its members, as well as promoting the positive aspects of land ownership, land management and rural business activities for the past 100 years. CLA members own or manage approximately half the rural land in England and Wales, and the resulting expertise puts the organisation in a unique position to formulate policies and lobby effectively.

For more information about the CLA visit or follow @CLAtweets on Twitter.

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

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Media Contacts:

Matt Stroud, Communications Assistant, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

Isobel Shayle, Communications Manager, CLA South East
Tel: 01264 313434

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