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New Forest Consultative Panel

New Forest Consultative Panel

The New Forest Consultative Panel is an advisory forum comprising representatives from over 80 organisations with an interest in the New Forest National Park and adjacent areas. It meets four times a year to discuss topical issues and provide views to the National Park Authority and other statutory bodies.

The Panel’s member organisations include:

  • all parish, town, district and county councils within the New Forest National Park
  • amenity, environmental and conservation organisations
  • sporting and recreational organisations
  • business and land management interests
  • statutory bodies with responsibilities in the National Park.

The broad aim of the Panel is to:

  • help ensure the conservation of the special qualities of the National Park and its environs
  • promote the understanding and enjoyment of these qualities
  • have regard to people’s diverse needs and uses.

Over the 30 years since the Panel was established it has raised awareness and influenced decisions on many key issues and threats. It is considered as the main overall consultative body for the National Park area.

Consultative Panel Chairmanship Vacancy

Would you like to play a leading role in conserving and enhancing the natural beauty and special qualities of one of our most treasured landscapes?

The New Forest Consultative Panel is seeking a new Chairman to further develop the panel and to take it forward by championing, facilitating, and supporting its members to help enrich and protect the Forest.

For further information and how to apply visit here.

Contact details 

The Panel Secretariat
New Forest Consultative Panel
c/o New Forest National Park Authority
Lymington Town Hall
Avenue Road
SO41 9ZG

Tel: 01590 646 645

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