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The New Forest National Park Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a key part of our planning guidance for the National Park.
As an SPD, it conforms with, and supplements many of the policies set out in our adopted local planning policies. It is a material consideration in determining planning applications and applies throughout the whole of the National Park.
The Design Guide aims to achieve high standards of design in new development while retaining and enhancing the distinctive character of the natural and built environment.
It supports the pre-application process by providing guidance to help applicants, agents and others to respond to the features and rural characteristics that make the New Forest special when designing their proposals.
As required by the relevant planning regulations, this is accompanied by an adoption statement and consultation statement.
Design Guide SPD review and public consultation – September 2021
We are updating the New Forest National Park Design Guide document to ensure the area continues to be covered by up-to-date design guidance. The draft Design Guide provides guidance to help achieve high standards of design in new development while retaining and enhancing the distinctive character of the National Park. Once adopted, it will apply across the whole of the New Forest National Park and supplements the policies in the adopted National Park Local Plan (adopted August 2019).
As part of the six-week public consultation the following documents and supporting information is available:
- The draft New Forest National Park Design Guide SPD
- The ‘Consultation Statement’ setting out how the draft document has been prepared
- A ‘Statement of Representations Procedure’ providing details on how to submit comments
- A consultation response form which is available for download
Comments are invited between Friday 10 September 2021 and 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021. The response form can be downloaded from this page and comments can be submitted in writing to the Policy Team at the New Forest National Park Authority, Lymington Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO41 9ZG or emailed to email@example.com
Draft Design Guide SPD - consultation 2021
Design Guide SPD
Planning policy is a key statutory function and plays a central role in the achievement of the two National Park purposes and the related socio-economic duty.