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Design guidance

Policies referring to building design are contained in the adopted New Forest National Park Local Plan 2016 – 2036.

The policies relevant to design are contained in Chapter 6 – Protecting and Enhancing the Historic and Built Environment.

We publish a number of supplementary planning documents which provide design guidance:

National Park Design Guide SPD – January 2022

The updated National Park Design Guide SPD was formally adopted on 27 January 2022. This supports the adopted Local Plan policies and is consistent with national policy and guidance on design-related matters. Find out more:

Building design guidance

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