Mitigating recreational impacts
All applications for net new dwellings and other forms of overnight accommodation are required to address their recreational impacts on internationally protected sites. For the New Forest’s designated sites, all new development within the National Park is required to address impacts. In addition, development within 5.6km of the Solent’s protected sites is also required to address recreational impacts.
Established recreation mitigation schemes have been adopted for both the New Forest and Solent. These schemes set out a package of measures to address the recreational impacts arising from new development.