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Planning policy

Planning policy is a key statutory function and plays a central role in the achievement of the two National Park...

Planning policy

The Government has made National Park Authorities the sole planning authorities for their areas, including plan-making, enforcement, development control and minerals and waste planning responsibilities. As well as preparing the statutory ‘development plan’ for the whole of the National Park, the Authority has responsibility for preparing supplementary planning documents, annual monitoring and, under the Localism Act 2011, working with local communities on Neighbourhood Plans.
Design guide

Design guide

The New Forest National Park Design Guide Supplementary...

Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary planning documents

National planning policy confirms that authorities may prepare...

Policies in detail

Policies in detail

National Planning Policy In March 2012, the Government...

Development standards

Development standards

The Development Standards Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was...

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